WEEK 1: Foundational Business Principles for Filmmaking
WEEK 2: Securing Your Film's Chain of Title, Identifying and Addressing Rights Issues
WEEK 3: Strategies for Using Copyrighted Material, When to Rely on the Doctrine of Fair Use (and when not to)
WEEK 4: Obtaining Necessary Releases and Permits - Dealing With Rights of Privacy & Publicity, Avoiding Claims of Defamation
WEEK 5: Addressing Personnel Issues, Types of Insurance Required for Film Production
WEEK 6: Fundamental Terms Of The Distribution Agreement, The Revenue "Waterfall"
Getting a film MADE is a huge accomplishment. But it does no good for anyone, if the film never sees the light of day.
Getting distribution is the key to securing a return on your (and your financiers’) investment.
Too often, however, filmmakers encounter problems on the eve of distribution because they don't have their business and legal affairs in order. This costs them time, money, sleepless nights, and may even lead to whole projects being “shelved."
These aspects of filmmaking are just as important to a film's success as the creative. And for the creative-minded filmmaker, they can be downright daunting.
But they don't have to be.
This course will provide filmmakers with the insider knowledge and information needed to make smart, practical business decisions at each stage of the process, from conception and development of the idea, through production, post, and into distribution.
You'll learn to spot and address issues BEFORE they become issues.
In addition to the in-depth course content, you'll receive valuable worksheets and checklists to help ensure that you have everything in order at completion of your film.
Instead of spending thousands of dollars in legal fees and headaches, sign-up for this practical no nonsense live guided tour with a Hollywood Entertainment Lawyer who will walk you through every step of the process.
You’ll be able to proceed with confidence, knowing you’ll have everything ready for delivery when the time for distribution arrives.
A one-hour legal consultation costs $300+/per hour. And one mess-up could cost you thousands of dollars in legal fees, not to mention all the headaches, sleepless nights and lost revenue.
With this course, you get SIX (6) one-hour sessions of legal coaching (a $3,000+value).
Taking this one class easily pays for itself to give you peace of mind that you've covered your bases and to help you avoid unnecessary legal surprises.