Practice Areas

helping you every step of the way

helping you every step of the way

Film Production & Clearance

We help you navigate the legal side of getting your work into the world, so that you can focus on the creative, recognizing the importance of securing the necessary third party releases and licenses so that you can get Errors and Omissions coverage. We represent and advise you from the start of an idea through distribution, including securing life rights and underlying rights, the formation of single purpose entities and financing, crew agreements, appearance releases, and clearance of content. We also advise on your first amendment rights, as well as rights of privacy, the right of publicity and defamation that may come up on your project.

Fair Use

Under the “fair use” doctrine, you may make limited use of another’s copyrighted work without asking for permission or paying a licensing fee. This concept is especially important to your first amendment rights to tell your story your way. We work closely with you to ensure that unlicensed material falls within the guidelines of the fair use doctrine. Our great relationship with brokers and insurance companies allows us to work closely with them to help you get the coverage you need for distribution.

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