With over 20 years’ of senior-level experience at the BBC, dealing with multiple stakeholders and organisations in the UK and overseas – most recently as Head of Rights Business Development – Ben Green led and delivered much of the BBC’s Rights Strategy and negotiation to enable major new services, projects and partnerships over that period. These included:
- BBC iPLAYER (Click here for Case Study)
- BBC STORE (Click here for Case Study)
- V&A ‘BOWIE IS’ Exhibition partnership (Click here for Case Study)
- ‘THE SPACE’ (BBC’s digital initiative with Arts Council England)
- Desert Island Discs Archive/ Alistair Cooke ‘Letter From America’ Archive (Click here for Case Study)
- TV Rights Negotiations
- Film Archive Blanket Agreements (Click here for Case Study)
“Ben is the kind of rights negotiator creatives dream of, but seldom encounter. His approach is supportive of brilliance and the untested, whilst balancing this with a pragmatic appreciation of the need to provide equitable rewards for talent and collecting societies. He’s been a major protagonist in re-inventing complex webs of legacy rights deals for the multiplatform age and, even in the face of formidable pressure, has never lost his charm or good humour.” Troy – Multiplatform Commissioning, BBC
Many other CONTENT AND ARCHIVE PARTNERSHIPS including:
- Tate Britain British Museum Shakespeare 400th anniversary (with British Council, RSC, The Globe, etc.)
- Research and Educational Space (RES)
- Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
- The Wellcome Foundation
- British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS)
COMMERCIAL RIGHTS NEGOTIATIONS including: Apple iTunes (first UK broadcaster to sell TV programming on platform), clips on mobile, apps, and gaming
Ben was also part of the BAFTA-winning team that established the Creative Archive –a unique rights licence to enable online users to download moving images, audio and stills to create their own new work. Many organisations signed up to the Licence Group, including: the BFI, Channel 4, ITN Source, Open University, Teachers TV, and Museum & Library Archive (MLA).
In addition to his career at the BBC, Ben has been agent, theatre and film producer, and performer, offering him valuable insight and knowledge gained from many sides of the business.
In June 2019 he was honoured to be accepted as a member of BAFTA.