Frankfurt Conference: Rights & Licensing
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The Rights & Licensing track provides expert insights into the rights and licensing markets of Spain and Canada, as well as taking a look into the future, giving an outlook on rights and licensing in a post-COVID world. Moreover, the issue of working with sub-agents will be discussed, and brand licensing opportunities for publishers will be presented. A look on the development of international rights markets will round up the range of topics. Diane Spivey, publishing and rights consultant and former Group Contracts Director at Hachette UK, will discuss the rights trade in times of COVID-19 with leading UK literary agent Andrew Nurnberg. Rights experts from Canada and Spain will present the different language markets of these multilingual countries and talk about rights sales into and out of these markets. Speakers include Anna Soler-Pont, founder of Pontas Agency; Sandra Parejas, Casanovas Lynch agency; Florence Bisch, International and Domestic Rights Director at Groupe Homme; Janie Yoon, Editorial Director at House of Anansi; Corinne Quentin of Bureau des Copyrights Français; Marty Brochstein, SVP Industry Relations and Information at Licensing International. The conference track will be chaired by Jo Henry, Managing Director of the UK trade magazine BookBrunch. The Rights & Licensing track is being sponsored by the Institute for Literary Translation; media partners of this track are BookBrunch and Licensing International.