|Production Date:||August 11 2011|
Attorneys who represent producers, directors and screenwriters must be well versed in many areas of the law in order to best protect their clients’ financial and creative interests. Join entertainment lawyer Ethan Bordman for this comprehensive presentation on the various legal challenges that arise throughout the film development process, from the origination of an idea to the distribution of the resulting film. Topics of discussion include what is copyrightable, essential production contract terms, negotiation tips for optioning a project, as well as state and federal tax incentives which can aid in the financing of a film production. In addition, Mr. Bordman sheds light on the legal advantages and disadvantages of using union production crews, and provides guidance on selecting and working with distributors. Also, don't miss his interesting discussion of the "Son of Sam" laws on profiting from crimes, as well as celebrity lawsuits stemming from the absence of written contracts. This program will teach you how to best advocate for your film industry clients throughout each level of the film development cycle.
I. Idea vs. Expression - What is Copyrightable?
II. "Son of Sam" Laws & Literary/Media Rights
III. Optioning Your Project
IV. Production Contracts
V. Financing the Production
James (Chicago, IL)
Bruce (Richmond, VA)
Robert (ROLLING MEADOWS, IL)
Everyone seems to have a "script" - excellent presentation on how to get the ball rolling.
Lisa (Los Angeles, CA)
Great information on an interesting topic.
Quentin (Charlotte, NC)
Mariann (Germantown, TN)
Very interesting seminar.
James (New York, NY)
Well done. Clear and concise presentation
Eric (New York, NY)
Many practical points.
Stephen (New York, NY)
eloquently and intelligently presented
Susanne (New York, NY)
Excellent presentation. Covered a wide array of topics clearly and succinctly.
Robert (Stamford, CT)
Very interesting program!
Fred (BROOKLYN, NY)
Sullivan (NASHVILLE, TN)
Useful information presented with enough detail but not too much. HIghly recommended.
Patricia (Norco, CA)
Mr. Bordman was outstanding.
Philip (Manhattan Beach, CA)
Miles (Palo Alto, CA)
More interesting than I thought it would be. Mr. Bordman really knows his stuff.
Vicki (San Diego, CA)
Excellent speaker and topic content. Kept me interested every single minute!
James H. (Surprise, AZ)
Matthew (Huntington Beach, CA)
Susan (Manhasset, NY)
Excellent presentation and topic.
James Albert (Anaheim, CA)
Very informative. Lecturer covered a lot salient topics.
Anthony (Chicago, IL)
Very informative and accessible overview of applicable law and entertainment Industry practices
Denise (Santa, CA)
great topic. makes you want to learn more
Mary Ann (Palm Springs, CA)
Very interesting program, well presented.
Jeannie (Arroyo Grande, CA)
Fun, interesting subject; good presentation, easy to follow and understand.
ira (rancho santa fe, CA)
A very good overview of an interesting industry, presented in a professional and articulate manner.
Karen (Denver, CO)
Joseph (Studio City, CA)
E. Bordman is phenominal. This was excellent.
Marcia (Los Angeles, CA)
Interesting, flowed nicely.
Jonathan (Saratoga, CA)
Interesting and informative
Michelle (Fillmore, CA)
Melissa (Chicago, IL)
Very good speaker; great substance in short time frame
jama (seymour, TN)
Instructor held my attention & was very effective in explaining the law
Jay (Memphis, TN)
very well done; subjects chosen were handled in a time-effective manner
Kevin (Ocala, FL)
The stuff on minors was interesting.
Michael (San Ramon, CA)
Really interesting, fun course. Covered a lot of material succinctly.
Etta (Kingsport, TN)
Instructional and well presented
Daniel (Los Altos, CA)
This teacher is outstanding and entertaining
John (San Francisco, CA)
dan (Collierville, TN)
very interesting content and great case studies - the celebrity factor was very novel.
Nadia (San Leandro, CA)
Ralph (Princeton, NJ)
Fast-moving seminar that touches on the key legal and business aspects of film production. Superb. 5 Stars
Sherry (LaVergne, TN)
Jamey (Golden, CO)
Daniel (New York, NY)
Mr. Boardman imparted a lot of specific information.
Marguerite (Arlington, VA)
Lawrence (Arlington, VA)
A good basic overview of legal issues involved in film production.
Richard (Smithtown, NY)
Very good overview of the issues to think about.
Jeremy (Los Angeles, CA)
excellent presentation, covering a broad array of topics
Colleen (Poquoson, VA)
This was a very interesting subject matter that I would not have otherwise learned about. Mr. Bordman was very clear, well-organized and interesting. Thank you.
Michael (NEWPORT BEACH, CA)
The best speaker of any CLE presentation in over 30 years in practice.
Billy (Lynchburg, VA)
One of the best!
Marthe (Alexandria, VA)
Cheryl (West Orange, NJ)
Very good introductory course on entertainment.
ilise (haddonfield, NJ)
Very intense speaker, knows his subject
Sarah (Topeka, KS)
The speaker was excellent and was clearly a master of his material.
Robert (Paradise Valley, AZ)
Triet M. (Houston, TX)
Deborah (Springfield, VA)
Very relevant to areas of interest.
Jason (Austin, TX)
A very interesting presentation and a well organized introduction to entertainment law.
Anastasia (Virginia Beach, VA)
Very interesting subject matter, and the speaker was excellent.
Teisha (Houston, TX)
Joshua (Memphis, TN)
Good introduction to this topic
Oscar (Katy, TX)
EXCELLENT INFORMATION!! GREAT CLE!!
James Blake C. (Los Angeles, CA)
David Peter (South Orange, NJ)
One of the best presentations I have heard yet. This was a good refresher for me, even thopugh I'm in the field.
Thomas (New York, NY)
Speaker was excellent, lively and informative. Highly recommended as a primer.
Matthew (Charlottesville, VA)
Quite informative for basic, introductory course
Daniel (Lake Zurich, IL)
Christopher (Elgin, IL)
Ian (Alton, IL)
Claudia (Phoenix, AZ)
Steven (Nashville, TN)
Well done- nice application of the law to a real world situation, soup to nuts.
Nnena (St. Louis, MO)
Very well done. Informative even to a non entertainment lawyer.
Karoline (New York, NY)
Steve (Globe, AZ)
good on films
Kenneth (New York, NY)
An excellent overview.
Valery (Middlesex, NJ)
Larryann (Tracy, CA)
Very good course
Robert (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
One of the best courses on lawline.
Linus (Oneida, NY)
First rate presentation on an interesting subject. Presented well, in an organized, clear manner. Talented lecturer.
David (Red Wing, MN)
What fun! I will never practice entertainment law, so this was a fun visit to the practice.
Phyllis (new suffolk, NY)
excellent, useful, informative presentation by a skilled and experienced attorney
Jeffie (San Antonio, TX)
Mary (Alexandria, VA)
Great traps for the unwary exposed.
Joy (New York, NY)
Craig (Los Angeles, CA)
Fantastic! Easy to understand, thorough, gave a great overview with all key points!
David (New York, NY)
A well organized introduction to an interesting field.
James (Oakland, CA)
Enjoyable and informative.
John (Lake Oswego, OR)
interesting presentation, well done.
Anne B. (Crossville, TN)
Very interesting and I appreciated the accompanying slideshow. Great presentation from an obviously knowledgeable expert.
Justin (Sacramento, CA)
Max (Fortuna, CA)
T Gregory (Galena, IL)
Outstanding presentation on where the rubber (the law) meets the road (the entertainment industry).
Anthony (Big Rapids, MI)
Great topic, very accessible.
Vincent (Beltsville, MD)
Darrell (Washington, D.C., DC)
Allison (Santa Monica, CA)
Somer (Knoxville, TN)
Excellent presentation. Not pertinent to my practice but very interesting.
William (Nashville, TN)
Regina (Ellicott City, MD)
Very well done presentation and interesting as well.
Afsaneh Lynne (Arlington, VA)
This was one of the most interesting classes I've viewed on Lawline. Ethan Bordman was great - interesting, concise, informative.
Andrew (Congers, NY)
I have done some tv and film work and this is absolutely great once it started getting into things.
Robert (Cincinnati, OH)
Excellent presentation, slides, and references to landmark legal authority.
MELODIE (FOREST HILLS, NY)
Very interesting topic presented in a compact well-paced overview.
Linda (Fredricksburg, VA)
Very interesting presentation - very practical for writers and others.
Mathew (Richmond, VA)
Great overview. Now I really understand Entourage.
TeriMichelle (Chesapeake, VA)
This "well-produced" CLE is a great primer about contract law within a specialized field of practice. Mr. Bordman inserts contemporary references to keep it interesting... a professional and stellar performance!
Mara (Alexandria, VA)
Excellent overview of the relevant legal issues, including some I would not have thought about.
Richard (Vienna, VA)
Good program. Mr. Bordman presented well, and in a short time delivered a reasonably comprehensive primer about "movie law" basics.
steven (Washington, DC)
This was one of the best seminars thus far. The speaker was practical and forthright and got directly to the point. Coverage of the subject matter was right on point. I highly recommed this seminar. Steven - Washington, DC
Michael (Richmond, VA)
Very interesting. Excellent presentation of the materials.
Mark (Manassas, VA)
Excellent course and excellent speaker.
Karen (Livermore, CA)
Bret (DFW Airport, TX)
This is a GREAT course.
Michael (Cicero, NY)
very interesting topic; speaker covered a lot of material.
Mark (PHOENIX, AZ)
I practice and work in this area and found it to be an excellent, well-presented overview.