CBBC Webinar: An Overview of Intellectual Property in Film and Online Broadcasting (VOD) Regulation
China’s film industry has taken off in recent years to become the world’s second largest by revenue and is widely expected to go on to become the world’s number one box office market as its appetite for theatrical content continues to grow. Online video has also done its best to disrupt the norm in China and brings with it a game changing range of new possibilities for media companies that present both major challenges as well as opportunities for traditional State-owned and privately-owned broadcasters.
An increasing number of British film producers and rights holders are subsequently seeking explore what China could mean for their business and how they can navigate the many pitfalls entering an unfamiliar foreign market presents both in terms of protecting IP and restrictions on getting content online.
This webinar is aimed at providing companies with an overview on two key areas:
- Intellectual property in film
- The regulatory landscape governing online broadcasters (VOD) in China.
Click here to register (Session starts at 9.30am UK time)
About our speakers:
Mathew Alderson, Partner at Harris Moure
An Australian-qualified entertainment lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience, Mathew has lived in Beijing since 2009. In China his clients include major Hollywood studios, producers, agencies, directors and writers.
Mathew enjoys a practice ranging from the acquisition of Chinese literary properties to co-development deals, co-production deals and distribution and financing arrangements. His work also includes the structuring of foreign-invested entities, music licensing and intellectual property protection generally.
Mathew is Chair of the Media & Entertainment Forum of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and a regular contributor to www.chinalawblog.com
Kristian Kender, Partner & Business Development Director at CMM-I
Kristian Kender is a Partner/Business Development Director of China Media Management Inc. (CMM-I), a Beijing based consulting firm focused on China's content industries. CMM-I works with a number of companies such as All3media International, Cineflix Rights, Sesame Workshop, Guinness World Records, and many others assisting them to build their content distribution, format licensing as well as co-production businesses in China. CMM-I is also the China agents for German Films, and the exclusive distributor for National Geographic Large Format Films in the Hong Kong and Mainland markets. CMM-I has been for more than 10 years the exclusive China agent for Reed Midem, the organizer of the world’s largest international content markets (MIPTV/MIPCOM) held annually in Cannes, France. Mr. Kender has lived in China for nearly 20 years.