Samantha Clarkson & Lauren Rooney

Samantha Clarkson & Lauren Rooney

By Samantha Clarkson of Into Film and Lauren Rooney of Industry Trust for IP Awareness

Samantha Clarkson is CPD and Resources Coordinator at Into Film; she works with teachers, educators and professional bodies to research, deliver and evaluate training for teachers and educators of 5-19 year olds to enable children and young people across the UK to learn through and about film. Samantha manages the production of Into Film resources to support teaching and learning through film across the school curriculum, engagement with film and filmmaking in non-school settings and encouraging young people to visit the cinema. For information about Into Film and how to access free films, teaching resources and educator training visit

Lauren Rooney works in communications at the Industry Trust for IP Awareness; she oversees the day-to-day running of the ScreenThing social community as well as the social communities for and the prestigious Moments Worth Paying For campaign. Lauren also manages public relations activity to further inspire and inform audiences to choose legal routes to buy and watch film and TV. For information visit

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Intellectual Property is essential for nurturing innovation and creativity, but what exactly is IP and why do pupils need to know about it? What are the consequences of downloading films illegally? Should things that are online be free? In our ever more digital and connected world, it is increasingly important for young people – many of whom may have future careers in the creative industries themselves - to consider these questions and understand that artists must be properly paid for their work in order to continue creating.

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