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Legal Issues in Film

Thursday October 18

  • By: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    VLA Auditorium
    1 East 53rd Street
    New York, NY
  • Contact:
    Diana Siozios
    Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
    212.319.2787 x16
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This class will provide an overview of the legal issues and common business arrangements used in film and television projects. In addition, option agreements for the acquisition of literary properties, distribution agreements, and a comprehensive release for reality based television programs will be discussed. We will also take a look at legal issues surrounding recent films such as Borat. Reading materials for the class will be emailed one week prior to the class.

  • CLE Credit Comments: *2.5 CLE credits: 1 Professional Practice, 1 Skills and .5 Ethics (Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys)

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