Date: to be announced
9.30 to 17.30
Seminars Start


where visual content controllers connect

Judges' Court Rooms
82 St. Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4AG

Seminars and Speakers

Insightful, inspiring and stimulating seminars from leading
creative content controllers.
Seminar seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.


10.15 - 10.45

Law and Disorder

What happens when things around visual rights go nuclear and get legal? Take a courtside seat. Anna Skurczynska offers her unique insights and experience, unpacking real cases and situations to highlight the challenges, pitfalls, and work-arounds of the legal process.

Anna Skurczynska - Open Plan Law
Anna is a solicitor and the photography industry insider: an IP specialist who left the ivory tower of a City practice for the rollercoaster ride at Corbis Images. Subsequently, Anna founded Open Plan Law where she advises on innumerable issues arising out of use of visual content.

11.15 - 12.15

Today's Asssignment. Many Questions - Only One Answer.

Uncovering buried treasure, thinking light years outside the box, seeing that one different grain of sand on a beach. That’s the art and graft of image research. Join the revelation as our panel of experts shares its experiences of real projects, and reveals how the impossible can be achieved creatively, on time, and on budget.

Susannah Jayes
Picture Researcher
Susannah Jayes is a Freelance Picture Researcher with 30 years’ experience. Formerly Picture Manager at Quarto Children’s Books, Planet 3 Publishing and The Brown Reference Group, Susannah has researched images for books for the UK and USA, and for magazines, advertising, exhibitions, and online publishing, covering everything from art and fashion to educational textbooks and encyclopaedias. Susannah is a member of BAPLA.
Daniela Hart
Picture Editor & Researcher
Daniela Hart has worked as a picture editor and researcher for 20 years in publishing and digital media, her extensive knowledge procures an excellent insight into the picture industry. Having also read Fine Arts, specialising in Photojournalism BA degree and a Postgraduate degree in Photography, History and Culture, Daniela has a wealth of experience to draw from.
Penny Bowden
Picture Researcher and Rights Consultant
Experienced freelance Photo and Video Researcher , Rights Specialist, and Media Producer, with a history of working in the publishing industry. I enjoy working with my clients to produce a product that inspires thought, curiosity and creativity. An artistic eye is essential, but the rights element of my work is equally important, ensuring both client and copyright holders are protected by securing appropriate permissions.
Emily Taylor
Media Reseacher / Art Buyer / Picture Editor
Well-organised and enthusiastic individual. Self-motivated, responsible, reliable and able to work under pressure. Adapts well to change and respond to challenges.

13.00 - 14.00

Buffet Luncheon

14.30 - 15.15

For Moving Stories Add Still Images

Great documentaries bring stories to life; but how to make them memorable on-screen? A key, overlooked, element is specialist stock images. They provide some of the most powerful visual moments in story-making and scene-setting. Award-winning documentarian, James Hunt, shares his unique take on using stock stills for moving impact.

James Hunt
Archive Producer
UK producer/archive producer, James Hunt is founder/CEO of Dog and Duck Films with 25 years' experience. Twice nominated for a BAFTA, has won the FOCAL International Archive Researcher of the Year award for ‘Ronnie’s’, about Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Last year he was Archive Producer for Louis Theroux’s Mindhouse series: ’The Bambers: Murder at the Farm.' He uncovered a treasure trove of thousands of unseen images from a small supplier, and scanned the lot for use in the production of the infamous Bamber case.