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AOI Contracts Masterclass

2nd October 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Providing an accessible insight into contracts, this masterclass will offer a general overview of contracts before focusing on rights more specifically.

AOI advisor and partner at law firm Howard Kennedy, Robert Lands, will take a look at illustration contracts in depth. Areas covered will include the clauses that most often trip people up, the essential clauses that should be included to ensure the contract is fair, and he will also touch on recent trends.

Karen Lawler, Head of Licensed Content at Hachette, will talk about the contractual and negotiation process involved in adapting work for stage or screen.

Practical examples will be drawn from publishing, TV, film and editorial, and there will be ample time for Q&A with the speakers.

This session would suit agents and illustrators providing concrete skills as well as building confidence.


Tickets available here.


About the Speakers:

Robert Lands is Head of Intellectual Property and Commercial law at London law firm, Howard Kennedy LLP. Robert helps clients protect and commercially exploit their intellectual property. He also Chairs the IP Section of Meritas, the world’s largest alliance of independent law firms. Robert advises clients from a range of industries but has a particular focus on the visual arts. He has been a guest lecturer at the Royal Academy Schools, the Royal College of Art and Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Law. He acts for a number of galleries, artists and arts institutions and has advised the Association of Illustrators for many years.

Karen Lawler is Head of Licensed Content at Hachette Childrens’ group. Karen has worked across television, publishing and licensing industries in the UK and the US. Before Hachette Children’s Group, she worked at Comcast, FremantleMedia and Chorion, working on television and licensing properties like ‘The X Factor’, ‘Danger Mouse’, ‘Noddy’, ‘Paddington’ and ‘Peter Rabbit’. She joined HCG in 2012 and manages ancillary rights (TV, film, stage and merchandise) for HCG. She searches out new partners, meeting regularly with UK and international producers, and works closely with producers and creators throughout each project’s development, to help ensure a positive, collaborative relationship.

Image: Marianna Madriz



2nd October 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Howard Kennedy
1 London Bridge


020 7759 1010
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