Understand Your Rights As A Filmmaker and Protect Your Film!

Documentary Legal Tool Kit includes these items:

What You Get

  • Legal & Business Essentials For Documentary Filmmakers ($297.00 Value) - Video training series with Entertainment Attorney Gordon Firemark to help you understand your rights as a filmmaker and cover all the necessary legal items you need to know to keep your film safe.

  • Documentary Legal Forms & Contracts [Starter Pack] - 8 Forms ($47.00 Value) - THE most common forms you'll need during the making of your documentary.

  • Documentary Legal Forms & Contracts [Post-Production Pack] - 6 Forms ($47.00 Value) - All the most common forms you'll need during the post-production phase.

  • Certificate of Completion - Get a high-quality personalized digital Certificate of Completion when you complete the Documentary Legal & Business Essentials Course

Buy This Legal Bundle For $391 $349

Documentary Legal Forms & Contracts [Starter Pack]

  • Talent Release Form
  • Location Release Form
  • Materials Release Form
  • Group Release Form
  • Extra/Background Release
  • Poster-Style Release For Shooting in Public Spaces
  • Crew Deal Memo
  • Life Rights Option Agreement

Documentary Legal Forms & Contracts [Post-Production Pack]

  • Voice Talent Agreement
  • Music Master Use License
  • Music Synchronization License
  • Music Composer Agreement - (work for hire)
  • Music Composer Agreement - (License style)
  • 3rd Party Content License for Clips, Artwork, Products, Brands, etc

Documentary Legal & Business Essentials

In addition to the 14 legal forms/templates, you get Legal & Business Essentials for Documentary Filmmakers with Entertainment Attorney Gordon Firemark. He covers THE most essential legal issues you need to know when making a documentary. 

Topics covered include copyright, fair use, defamation, E&O insurance, chain of title, permits/releases, contracts, music licensing and more.

A growing database of 60+ legal video Q&As, of common filmmaker questions answered by Mr. Gordon, are also included inside the course as an added bonus.

You have lifetime access so you can refer back to the video modules and templates throughout the making of your film -- as long as you need them. You'll feel as if you have your own personal lawyer!

What Students Are Saying


By Matthew Richardson/Pele Pictures

"I loved how the legal was explained clearly with examples and the Q & A from other students in each section of the course. It answered 95% of my questions."

"Worth the Investment"

by Leonard Smith III/LS3 Studios

"This came at the perfect time. It's worth the investment if you are serious about filmmaking."

"SO well done"

by Bob Williams/Films For Good

"SO well done - simple, but not too simple. Comprehensive, but not exhausting. I particularly liked the ability to have both slides and video to go back and forth between, and to use as reference. The quiz questions were very fair - and affirming. Frankly I did not expect to so throughly enjoy what frankly is a bit dry bunch of stuff! Congratulations! This is not easy to do!"

"Gives confidence"

by Fairlie Arrow/Storynmotion Films

"I love Gordon’s course. As a documentary filmmaker, understanding the must-know legal and business essentials gives me the confidence in knowing where I stand dealing with everything from pre-production through post, especially when it comes to making sure I have all the required paperwork to move forward. Great course to have under your belt."
Fairlie Arrow

Use With Confidence

  • Word docs (.docx)

    All forms & contracts come in Microsoft Word for easy editing.

  • Attorney Certified

    Created by a Hollywood-based entertainment attorney.

  • Doc Filmmakers

    Created exclusively for documentary filmmakers.

About Attorney Gordon P. Firemark

Attorney At Law

Gordon P. Firemark

Mr. Firemark is an entertainment attorney based in California and also teaches Entertainment Law in Columbia College Hollywood's film program. He's the producer and host of Entertainment Law Update, a podcast for artists and professionals in the entertainment industries and the author of The Podcast, Blog and New Media Producer’s Legal Survival Guide. The Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark cover intellectual property, cyberspace, new media and business/corporate matters for clients in the entertainment industry. More Info: Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark; Theatre, Film, TV & New Media


Understand Your Rights As A Filmmaker and Protect Your Film!

Includes: 14 Legal Forms/Templates + Documentary Legal & Business Essentials


"This course is excellent. What I love most is the simplicity. It's an outstanding tool!"
-- Thadius Bonapart III / Bonapart Media