July 13, 2013
No matter what you do, you should always keep a lawyer one phone call away. Not that the film industry is becoming a dangerous place, but some areas are increasingly unclear when it comes to legal structure. New technologies and online access are creating new cases every day: When is a good time to speak with or hire a lawyer? How do you find the lawyer with the expertise you need? Do you know what to expect when signing a contract with a business partner (an agent, producer, filmmaker, etc.)? Based on case studies, Module 8 features Canadian and American lawyers who’ll share some vital pieces of advice on: developing concepts and ideas for making a film; intellectual property; music clearance; dealing with agents and agencies; and online content.