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Does Copyright Protect Film Characters?

July 19, 2014

A production company in California, Bengal Mangle Productions, has filed a lawsuit against Seth MacFarlane alleging copyright infringement over the 2012 movie about a foul-mouthed stuffed toy “Ted”.

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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

5 #Legal Questions to Ask BEFORE Starting Your #Crowdfunding Project

April 9, 2013

Five Legal Questions To Ask BEFORE Crowd-funding You Next Film (or Creative) Project Intro I recently had the opportunity to share the stage at a Chicago VentureShot Community panel presentation on crowdfunding an independent film project. My client successfully raised enough funds to produce his film through the Crowdfunding site KickStarter.com. Due to the unpredictable […]

YouTube Content ID – A Must for Every Indie Filmmaker or Musician

February 20, 2013

Are you getting the most out of your online marketing efforts? Last year, Google announced a change to its search rankings algorithm, lowering results for known pirate sites. Critics asked why the company would not do the same for Youtube, since that site is widely viewed as a repository for pirated films and music. Read […]

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 […]

Independent Film & Filmmaker News & Industry Roundup

September 20, 2012

Lesson Of Toronto: Indie Filmmakers Better Keep Budgets Low As Distribs Grow … Deadline.com Now, the major agents came home happy because they sold almost all the films they crossed the border with. But the actual deals are telling us something about the economy of independent film making. Lady Filmmakers Film Festival Coming to Beverly Hills Sept. 28-30th The Beverly Hills […]

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 […]

Indie Film News Roundup

July 27, 2012

An invitation to indie filmmakers Den Of Geek If you’re an indie film maker, without any distribution deal in place, then we invite you to send in your movie if you want us to watch it. We’re having to be careful about this – we might get one, we might get hundreds. All we’ll say […]

NOVAC Provides Local Filmmakers Financing and Guidance on Making Deals

April 12, 2012

April 11, 2012 Via Chris Henson, New Orleans Indie Movie Examiner “The film industry in New Orleans, and in Louisiana in general, is booming. But it is not only the major studio productions coming to the Crescent City. Independent filmmaking has also exploded in the area. Non-profit organizations like the New Orleans Video Access Center […]

Online Video: Copyright & Related Issues

March 27, 2012

Pinterest tightens copyright rules CBS News Unfortunately, given that consumers are putting masses of copyrighted photos onto their boards, that becomes a problem. After all, Pinterest doesn’t want to take the legal heat for making coin on the backs of someone else’s intellectual property. See Also: Pinterest Terms Of Service Get Updated If Web movie views double, […]