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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 […]

Chicago Tribune Sponsors Panel Discussion About Creative Professionals

March 13, 2013

What does it mean to be a creative professional in Chicago? That is the topic for discussions during the Chicago Tribune’s Trib Nation event Chicago Forward: The Future of the Arts in Chicago being held tonight, March 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM. In the Chase Auditorium at 10 South Dearborn. The event proposes to discuss […]

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 […]

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 […]

Checklist of Provisions for an LLC Operating Agreement For Film Production

March 14, 2012

It is increasingly common for film producers to use LLCs as a way to raise funds for production and limit liability of the producers and investors. Below is a checklist of provisions that should be discussed with production counsel prior to forming your LLC. 1. Introductory Clauses and Definitions (Both are optional but common; these […]

Four (4) Secrets To Film Funding Success

February 7, 2012

While almost any project can find traction with someone, few have the capacity to capture a wide audience. So how does a filmmaker, make it? No promises here, but below are traits that I’ve identified in all the filmamkers I’ve worked with who’ve gotten funding and distribution. Know thyself. I have always asked my clients […]

Strength In Numbers: Indie Producers Band Together In New Venture

August 12, 2011

The move is good for indie filmmakers, to protect them against well-heeled financiers and distributors, which should have mobilized such an effort years ago.

Religious Organization & Film Producer at Odds Over Copyright to Video

December 16, 2010

We Hold These Truths Ltd. of Phoenix (WHTT), a religious group opposed to the movement known as “Christian Zionism” sued a film producer for copyright infringement. Christian Zionism is a religious movement that sees the rise of the state of Israel as a fulfillment of a Biblical prophecy. According to the complaint, filed December 13 […]

What if my work was published in a new work without giving me credit?

August 25, 2010

Imagine this scenario: As part of your job you provide training for business outside your organization such as customers or vendors. During one of your training sessions, you are approached and asked to contribute to a video version of the training session that the organization plans to post online and portions of which may be […]