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FOCAL Online Workshop: AI - What is the Future for the Audiovisual Industry?


AI is a vast and growing topic – where are we now in relation to copyright regulations, current usage within the audiovisual industry and what impact it is and/or will potentially have on our industry.

Many companies are using AI technology to enhance productivity, enable content to be sourced faster and improve overall experience; they feel this should be seen as a helping tool rather than hindrance – what are the good and bad points to be aware of? How can we deal with or identify AI created content or deep fakes? Will we see an increase in AI created footage within productions?

This workshop is an opportunity to hear from the professionals but also a chance to ask your questions.

Ticket sales now closed, please contact [email protected] if you wish to attend.

Date: Wednesday 5th June, 2024

Time: 16:00 - 17:00hrs (BST)

Admission: 15:50 (BST)

Location: Online, Zoom

Price: FOCAL Members - Free | Non-Members - £20


Nick Dunmur

Photographer and Head of Business and Legal, AOP

Nick has been a professional photographer all his working life. More latterly, he has also become the Business & Legal adviser to the Association of Photographers (AOP) and their members and undertaken a post-grad diploma in Law to support that work.

Having a foot in both camps of creator and adviser gives him a great perspective of the issues other creatives face on a regular basis, such as copyright infringement, contractual wrangles, unpaid invoices, and, of course, the topic of the moment; generative-AI. As part of the AOP campaigning and lobbying work, Nick takes part in a number of committees and fora, some of which feed directly into government, and through this work, the collective voice of the AOP membership can be heard.

Corky Balch

IP & genAI Consultant

Corky is a consultant specialising in Intellectual Property, copyright licensing and managing third-party rights, with particular expertise in contemporary and archive photo and film content, sports and music rights, rights of publicity and rights of privacy, freedom of panorama and property clearances, data licensing and generative AI. He currently sits on the executive board of the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA), is part of the British Copyright Council's Copyright and Technology Working Group, works closely with the Alliance for Intellectual Property on policy and public affairs matters, and also sits on the Advisory Committee for the UK Intellectual Property Office's IP Crime Group. He works with industry stakeholders on legal and ethical questions relating to synthetic imagery, artificial Intelligence and machine learning, especially in relation to global laws.

Nav Khangura

VP Business Development at Prime Focus Technologies

Nav Khangura is VP Business Development at Prime Focus Technologies (PFT). Nav's main focus is to engage with clients to identify their challenges and help design innovative solutions. Nav is a hands-on leader, with a rare mix of technical and evangelist skills and brings over 15 years of experience in the Media and Entertainment industry. Previously, Nav has held technical engineering, solution design and sales roles at Reuters, Pebble Beach, Technicolor, Ericsson, Red Bee Media and Deluxe.