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Upcoming Entertainment Law Seminar

May 24, 2013

Chicago’s leading Entertainment Law firm, Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, is pleased to announce its inaugural Entertainment Law Seminar: What In-House Lawyers Must Know About Exploiting Creative Content

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Indie Film & Filmmaking Roundup

December 15, 2012

IndieFilmLaw’s Curated List of People, News & Events For Independent Film and Filmmaking “Blood on the Bayou” made by Abbeville filmmaker, features Abbeville actors The Kaplan Herald “It’s been one heck of ride!” said Abbeville filmmaker Russell Hebert. It took him a year and a half long to make this Independent Film “Blood on the […]

Indie Film, Filmmaker and Film Festival News Roundup

November 15, 2012

‘Elfquest’ Fan-Filmmakers Officially Acquire The Comic’s TV/Film Rights ComicsAlliance After years of waiting for a big studio production of ElfQuest, fans and web TV producers Stephanie Thorpe and Paula Rhodes took matters into their own hands by creating their own short film based on the indie comics perennial by Wendy and Richard Pini. Pontchartrain Film […]

Indie Film & Filmmaking News Roundup

August 30, 2012

Bijou hosts pioneer indie filmmaker Nancy Savoca Ct Post Pioneering independent filmmaker Nancy Savoca, who caused a sensation at the 1989 Sundance Film Festival with “True Love,” will do a question-and-answer session at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport on Thursday, Aug. 30 after a screening of her latest film. From Girls to No-Budget Filmmaking: Alex […]

Weinstein to create new TWC label to focus on Indie films

September 7, 2011

The Weinstein Company‘s new endeavor will use existing digital distribution channels to deliver new films. have The new as-yet-unamed venture will be headquartered in New York and run by industry veterans Tom Quinn ( Magnolia) and legal consultant Jason Janego. http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/2011/09/06/weinstein_co._launches_indie_label_poaches_magnolias_tom_quinn/

Aided by technology, Sundance brining indie films to a screen nearer than you think

February 5, 2010

Technology and a new Sundance road show are helping festival organizers and filmmakers expand their audience. On Thursday, as the event heads into the closing weekend of its 11-day run, eight films and their directors will be in eight cities around the country, giving fans a taste of the nation’s top showcase for independent cinema […]

IndieFilmLaw’s News & Blog Alerts

December 11, 2009

IndieFilmLaw News Alert Film Series and Movie Listings Documentary and the Avant-Garde Film http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/movies/11movies.html The ‘Balibo’ Ban in Jakarta http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704240504574586833223213744.html?mod=googlenews_wsj> Jason Reitman the “little indie director that could” http://www.tuftsdaily.com/zach-drucker-and-chris-poldoian-bad-samaritans-1.2118465 Sarah Hyland: A Back Stage Exclusive (Indie film with Ryan Pinkston) http://www.backstage.com/bso/news-and-features-features/sarah-hyland-a-back-stage-exclusive-1004052425.story Aviva Kempner – child of Holocaust survivors, makes Jewish content her life’s work in film. […]

Indie Film News

December 8, 2009

The Film Department is trying to pay debts and transform its business Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ct-film-dept-debts-stock-link,0,5128384.storylink> The alternative British independent film awards http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2009/dec/07/british-independent-film-awards> Oscar-worthy holiday movie openings http://www.pegasusnews.com/comments/cr/38/35143/> Movies: ‘Up in the Air’ receives “soaring” reviews http://www.buckslocalnews.com/articles/2009/12/07/entertainment/doc4b1ca803cfa6c009984874.txt Law, Mirren, Weisz And Stewart To Compete For Theatre Awards http://blog.taragana.com/e/2009/12/07/law-mirren-weisz-and-stewart-to-compete-for-theatre-awards-67443/> The Film Department Holdings Goes Public http://www.thewrap.com/article/film-department-holdings-goes-public-11402> […]

Dead Celebrities: Use of Another’s Likeness in Film Under The Illinois Right of Publicity Act

October 20, 2009

Whether the image, voice, likeness or identity of deceased celebrities or lesser-known individuals may be exploited in commercial endeavors turns on the analysis of the individual’s “right of publicity” or the ability of the individual’s heirs to control that right. Generally speaking, analysis of right of publicity law presents significant challenges since there is no […]

Anatomy of a Distribution Deal

October 20, 2009

If I had a dollar for every poorly-written, ill-conceived and unfair distribution deal that came across my desk, I’d be producing films instead of writing about producing them! Too often, filmmakers are dazzled by the numbers that may result from an exceptional commercialization and so eager to land a deal that they leave common sense […]