West of England

RTS West of England talk documentary filmmaking at Abbas Media Law workshop

The two media lawyers looked at the contractual, legal and regulatory issues that can crop up in access docs – films that that require access to institutions such as hospitals  or communities – including data protection, defamation and advice on drafting access agreements. 

They also tackled other thorny issues such as the police requesting rushes and contributors withdrawing consent.

West of England: Futures Festival

At the end of November, the RTS centre partnered with ScreenSkills – the industry body for the UK’s screen-based creative industries – to put on an event during the BBC Academy-run Digital Bristol Week. Sixteen companies from the creative community in the West of England were on hand to offer advice to and discuss opportunities with final-year students, graduates and those taking their first steps in the industry.