PLANISPHERES was established by Malcolm Moore in 2003 after he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in international copyright law at Kings College London, one of the top 20 universities in the world. Initially set up as a consultancy to provide back up and support to independent filmmakers, Malcolm's specialist skills in developing professional relationships and creative rights exploitation lead to Planispheres becoming a independent production company and an established training provider. Based in London one of the world's global production hubs, Planispheres co-produces and executive produces awardwinning productions with emerging and established filmmakers.
Business and Legal Affairs
MALCOLM MOORE is a non practising lawyer who can provide a rigorous approach to business and strategic decision-making Detailed understanding of the television and film industries Special interest in co-productions
Awarded an EU scholarship in 2014 to attend the Erich Pommer Institute's 'Essential Legal Framework" on the latest international best practice and strategies for clearing copyright, personality rights and music rights. Malcolm was also awarded a Creative Skillset "Management and Leadership" bursary, after being selected by Peacefulfish from over 50 European producers to meet international equity investors at the Investitonsbank in Berlin in 2014.
Invited to attend the 2015 Berlin Co-production Market as in previous years, after being selected for the UK's leading skills development programme for European Co-productions: the UK Producer’s Lab participating in Berlin in 2008. Awarded an EU and a UK scholarship to attend 'Global Negotiations' in 2005.
Malcolm has tutored at Creative Skillset’s Media Academies and was commissioned
to write for the British
Universities Film & Video Council Handbook 2010 edition - 'Moving
Image and Sound, Knowledge and Access'. Malcolm's article covers the tenth anniversary
of digital piracy from the Napster case to the Pirate Bay convictions, and
a users guide to making use of copyright content in higher education and research
and creating virtual learning environments. Aimed at information specialists,
academic service providers, students and teachers.
A former barrister and solicitor, he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in international copyright law at Kings College London (2003).
Planispheres is a PACT member and Malcolm is a film voting member of BAFTA and a former executive board member of the New Producers Alliance.
Post Graduate Diploma in UK, European & United States Law of Copyright & Related Rights
Kings College London, University of London 2003 Centre of European Law
Operation of international copyright - emphasis on UK, USA, Germany and France
Films, sound recordings, broadcasts, cable programmes, literary, dramatic, musical & artistic works and performers rights
National Film & Television School: Legal & Business Affairs II
NFTS 2003 - Film finance & bank discounting, gap finance, completion bonds
Global Negotiations: The Business of Negotiation
Europes only EU programme entirely dedicated to the negotiation process of filmmaking in development. production, post production, marketing and distribution. Athens Greece 2005 Supported by the Motion Picture Association MPA, United Artist Pictures UIP and the MEDIA PLUS programme.
National Film & Television School: Training For Trainers, June 2005 – Approved
as an industry professional to prepare and effectivey run training courses for
and on behalf of Creative Skillsetís Screen Academies (centers of excellence
in the provision of film traning and education). Supported by the UK Film Council,
NFTS and Creative Skillset.
Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales
Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New Zealand
Bachelor of Laws LLB Canterbury University NZ
Former Chief Executive of The Directors Guild of Great Britain 1996 2002
representing directors in film, television, radio, theatre, opera and multimedia
Media production experience includes making film and video projects from an early age; five years as an audiovisual technician at Canterbury University; and broadcasting (announcer, news-reader and DJ) with the public service broadcaster Radio New Zealand. In 1991 returned to the UK to pursue a career in the arts and media studying radio production at Interchange Studios; Creative video at Central Saint Martins School of Art and studio production and documentary making at Birkbeck College. Before joining Planispheres he completed an Arista Development Workshop at RADA, an intensive FCP editing course and video/radio interviewing at Westminster University.