Legal Workshop for Filmmakers and Writers

In Classes, Opportunities on December 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm

From Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the Arts and Business Council:

Writers and filmmakers need to understand their legal rights and how to defend themselves from those who may seek to exploit them. Production companies and distributors often know all the tricks of the trade, while writers and filmmakers know little about how to protect themselves. This seminar is geared toward both artists and attorneys representing artists. It explains how a writers and filmmakers can prevent problems by drafting an agreement that properly secures underlying rights and encourages the other party to live up to the agreement by adding performance milestones, default penalties and arbitration clauses. In the event of a dispute, participants learn what remedies are available to enforce their rights. Related topics include creative approvals, typical compensation and terms of studio contracts, merchandising deals, and negotiating tactics and strategies. The seminar includes more than 100 pages of useful contracts, checklists, forms and materials.

Date: Friday, February 11, 2011Time: 8:00-5:00pm
: Fish & Richardson, One Marina Park Drive
, Boston
: $150.00 Non-Member Attorneys / $125.00 VLA Member Attorneys / $45.00 Artists & Writers

For more information, contact Sheri Mason at

To RSVP for the event, click here.


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