Film and the Law- Crash Course

Legal Issues in Film with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts When: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 4 – 6:30pm Thursday, February 16, 2012, 4 – 6:30pm Where: VLA, 1 East 53rd Street, NY, NY 10022 (Auditorium) *2.5 CLE credits: 1 Professional Practice, 1 Skills and .5 Ethics (Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys) This class will provide an overview of the legal issues and common business arrangements used in film and television projects. In addition, option agreements for the acquisition of literary properties; distribution agreements and a comprehensive release for reality based television program will be discussed. We will also take a look at legal issues surrounding recent films such as Borat. Reading materials for the class will be emailed one week prior to the class. Fees: (there is a late registration fee of $10 if you register the day of the class) Full Time Student $20 (must bring valid student ID to class) Arts Professional VLA Member: $25 Arts Professional Non-VLA member: $35 VLA Legal Professional Member: $130 Legal Professional Non-Member: $150 To register, please complete and fax this registration form. All registration fees are non-refundable. For more information, please call Joni Todd at 212.319.2787 x10, or e-mail her at
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