Navigating the Legal Landscape for Independent Filmmakers

What You'll Learn

How to save your film, your sanity, and - quite possibly - your home.

This brief introduction to a very large, and scary, subject will familiarize you with the two most important concepts in entertainment law: intellectual property (also known as copyright) and contract law.

Since ignorance is no defense before the law, we will de-mystify urban legends concerning:

  • Copyright Infringement
  • Deal memos
  • Licensing : music, stock footage
  • Liability
  • And releases

This class will cover all the possible agreements you may need all the way from your film's development phase, through production and post, to distribution and sales.

Who Should Take This Class:

This course is suitable for all filmmakers, whether your project is a short, a PSA, a YouTube video, a documentary, or a feature.

Abigail Wright has been a documentary filmmaker for over twenty years. She previously worked as an office manager at an entertainment law firm in New York City and knows enough to mention that anything she tells you does not constitute legal advice. In other words, don't mess with the law!

Presented By Abigail Wright

Abigail Wright

Abigail Wright is a professional filmmaker, writer, producer, and information designer. For the independent film company Miranda Productions, Inc., Abigail wrote and produced four environmental documentaries that have accumulated over eighty major awards and have been broadcast all over the world. She is the senior producer of an innovative immersive website soon to be launched, working on a hybrid documentary based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and developing a TV series for kids on the wonders of food. Before moving to Boulder in 1994, Abigail acted and directed on stages in New York, Toronto, and Montreal.

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$69
BDA Members
$89
Non-Members

Registration:

BDA Members: $69.00

Non-Members: $89.00

Available Dates

October 4, 2017 / 6pm - 9pm
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Location: Boulder Location (Details)

Boulder Location
1600 Range Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO  80301

This is BDA's headquarters located at Arapahoe Avenue and Range Street in Boulder (approximately 52nd and Arapahoe) on the northeast corner of Range and Arapahoe. The building is .6 miles east of Foothills Parkway, and .25 miles west of 55th Street. Range is the street that is between the stoplights at Conestoga and Commerce. Parking is available all around the building.

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"The instructor was excellent. She answered all of my questions."Leticia
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