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Representing the Independent Filmmaker

SKU: IP004
Total Credits
1 - 1.7
Price$75
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Thanks to the proliferation of digital filmmaking, people from all walks of life are now making independent movies. Taught by attorney and author Thomas A. Crowell, this lecture will help you to issue-spot many of the problem areas faced by independent filmmakers and to negotiate key contract provisions required to protect your client’s film property.

Topics discussed include: the lifecycle of a movie, literary option agreements, rights of publicity, location releases, actor agreements, music licensing, intellectual property on the set, and more.

Lecturer Bio

Thomas A. Crowell, Esq.

Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Lane Sash and Larrabee, LLP, in the firm's New York office. He is also the Director from Practice, emeritus, of The Indie Film Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Crowell counsels clients on a wide range of entertainment law and intellectual property rights issues, in practice areas that range from film and television to comic book publishing, music, and the graphic arts. He is the series editor of the Focal Press "Pocket Lawyer for...." series of legal guide books and author of both "The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers" (Focal Press, 2ed. 2011) and the first dedicated legal guide for the comic book industry: "The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators" (Focal Press 2014). Mr. Crowell received his JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated cum Laude, Order of the Coif. He is admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

www.thomascrowell.com
tcrowell@lanesash.com
@lawcrow



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