More about filming the audience.

Gordon P. Firemark

So just a few minutes after the video I did about filming the audience came out, Jeffrey wrote in with a follow up question he says… “How about publicity rights of an audience at a community news event where the final video of composition has a commercial purpose. But generally just because the video or the film that you’re making is available for sale, the tickets are for sale doesn’t make it commercial for purposes of a right of publicity in else as you see.

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Filming in Public – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

What are the legal risks when you film in places and at events where people will inevitably wind up in the background of your shots? She wrote in to say: “I am a little nervous about some of the background shots where there are people at certain events we filmed at. We filmed at a trade show and a fashion show. I think it’s risky to proceed with your film without blurring faces and distinctive identifiable features. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. link].

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Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Filming the Audience?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer questions about Filming the audience. A local videographer has approached the organization offering to film these events at no charge to the organization if he can then upload the programs to his business website. That is how he is able to film these events at no charge. You could also wear a T-shirt printed with “I DO NOT CONSENT TO BE FILMED”, or make a vulgar gesture.

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What you absolutely must know before you approach investors for your film / play / musical.

Gordon P. Firemark

I am often consulted by film and stage producers who tell me they’re ready to start work on raising the financing for their films/ plays/ musicals, or what-have-you, but often as not, as we get to work, it becomes clear that they’re not as ready as they think. A film/show about X, Y and Z. Well, at this point, you’re talking about maybe someday making a film about X, Y, and Z… but that’s not a product (yet)… it’s a dream.

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Using Film Clips – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: Using film clips in your lecture slides and presentations. I am currently working on a presentation for a series of lectures that I will be giving to the general public, and I want to use clips from several copyrighted documentary films to include in my presentation. Eventually, I want to produce my own documentary film using the same materials. Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. VIDEO: ?. link].

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Seeking investors for your film project? Things just got a little easier (almost).

Gordon P. Firemark

If you're planning to finance your film, play, musical or other project by seeking investors, things may have just gotten a little bit easier for you. What this means, put simply, is that if you're financing a film, play, or musical, and you're seeking investors, you can advertise the opportunity to the public at large, provided you only sell units to persons who qualify as “accredited investors” (For more about what that means, see my previous post.).

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How (and why) to set up a special purpose production entity for your film or show

Gordon P. Firemark

In the fields of independent film and theatre, the use of Special Purpose Entities is very common. In the case of film and theatre projects, the SPE would be created to produce a single film or production. And, let's face it, producing films, plays and musicals is not like making widgets. The post How (and why) to set up a special purpose production entity for your film or show originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

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Asked & Answered – How to license music for low budget film

Gordon P. Firemark

This question and answer brought to you by: Asked & Answered – How to license music for low budget film is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about licensing music on a shoestring. Is it wise to get a “Festival only license?” ” Or, should filmmakers get more comprehensive licenses. And, how the licensing request is made.

NYPD Arrests Journalist For Filming Officers During Arrest

Media Law Prof Blog

NYPD officers arrested Amr Alfiky, a reporter with ABC and Reuters, after he filmed them taking another person into custody. The NYPD claimed he failed to identify himself as a journalist, but video demonstrates that Mr. Alfkiky did identify himself

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Aretha Franklin Seeks Emergency Injunction to Stop 'Amazing Grace' at Telluride Film Festival

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The singer asks a Colorado judge to prevent the release of the Sydney Pollack film, which will screen in Telluride and Toronto. Risky Business Movies Movies Business THR Online Aretha Franklin Telluride Film Festival TIFF 2015 Toronto International Film Festivalread more. THR, Esq.

How to find investors for your film or theatre production.

Gordon P. Firemark

How to find investors for your film or theatre production. If you’re producing an independent film or any kind of theatre project, it’s a safe bet that, at some point, you’re going to be asking the question: “Where do I find investors?” ” Well, the answer is deceptively simple, and yet still amazingly complex. In short, investors are all around you. You just need to know how and where to look, how to approach them, and how to close the deal.

Kevin Costner Suit Seeks $3.85M for Film Festival 'Fraud'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor-producer is suing Kylin Pictures for using his name to sell 'Shanghai Sojourners' at the Shanghai International Film Festival and then removing him from the project and not paying him. Movies Movies THR Online Kevin Costner Shanghai International Film Festival Asia Internationalread more. THR, Esq.

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast, Episode 002: How to Plan, Produce and Distribute Your Independent Film with Eric Sherman

Gordon P. Firemark

His purpose in life is to make good films and help as many as possible to do the same. Eric’s new book is entitled “ How to Plan, Produce & Distribute Your Independent Film “ (Some of the links in this post are affiliate links for which I may receive a commission)(thank you). Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition: . Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast.

Using Quotes in a film, video or media production

Gordon P. Firemark

Q: So here’s J’s question: I wrote/directed a short film showing some behavior of a mental dissorder. as long as you’re careful not to create any impression that they’re endorsing you or your film. Most academics will be glad to be quoted in your film. In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about using quotes in your production.

Asked and Answered: Do I need permission to base a fan film on a video game?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked and Answered video, I respond to Guy’s inquiry about whether permission is required for a fan film based on a video game. subscribe to my FREE e-course “6 ways to Finance A Feature Film” by visiting [link]. Asked and Answered: Do I need permission to base a fan film on a video game? Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

Hudson on Copyright Guidance for Using Films in Online Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic @DrEmilyHudson

Media Law Prof Blog

Emily Hudson, King's College London School of Law, has published Copyright Guidance for Using Films in Online Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This Guidance discusses copyright options for using feature films and other audiovisual content in

Asked & Answered – How to license film and video clips?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about licensing film and video materials for online use. This question and answer brought to you by: Asked & Answered – How to license film and video clips? Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. This is intended as general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

How To Get Permission to Use a Song in a Film or Video – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Music Rights – How do you get permission to use a song in your video or film? And I explained that, when you include a musical composition (even your own recording of the song) in a video or film, you need special permission, called a Synchronization or Sync License from the owners of the copyright in that song. This is why TV shows and Film Production Companies have staffers who do this stuff for them. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link].

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The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

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Pickle Magazine , a film industry publication based in India about all things Bollywood and now, Hollywood, recently asked producer and sales agent, Ron Lavery to interview me and ten others for its American Film Market edition. After reading all eleven interviews, it’s clear that none of us agree on what the long term and short term effects will be on the film business given the latest seismic shocks (and those to come) to the overall global economy.

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'Leprechaun' Creator Sues Over 'Vamprechaun' Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The legal drama behind the creation of a vampire-leprechaun hybrid film is almost as colorful as the creature itself. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Pickle Magazine, a film industry publication based in India about all things Bollywood and now, Hollywood, recently asked producer and sales agent, Ron Lavery to interview me and ten others for its American Film Market edition. After reading all eleven interviews, it’s clear that none of us agree on what the long term and short term effects will be on the film business given the latest seismic shocks (and those to come) to the overall global economy.

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The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Pickle Magazine, a film industry publication based in India about all things Bollywood and now, Hollywood , recently asked producer and sales agent, Ron Lavery to interview me and ten others for its American Film Market edition. After reading all eleven interviews, it’s clear that none of us agree on what the long term and short term effects will be on the film business given the latest seismic shocks (and those to come) to the overall global economy.

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Using Quotes from a Book in your Film – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

So Emily's full question was this: “Would you know how to get permission if you used a quote from a book or have a copy righted in your film?” Now, I'm not sure what you mean by “use” a book in your film… but Just referring to or mentioning a book in a film generally doesn't require any permission. Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. VIDEO: [link].

How to get your music into film, TV, Video Games, etc.

Gordon P. Firemark

Check out what they said here: Music Supervisors Sound Off on Getting Your Music into Film/TV. The post How to get your music into film, TV, Video Games, etc. Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. If you’ve wondered how composers and songwriters get noticed, and have their music licensed for use in movies, on television, in video games, and other media, you’re not alone.

How to protect a concept for a film when making an oral pitch?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about how to protect a concept for a film when making an oral pitch. So, Kelsey wrote in that she sent her logline to a producer, explaining that her concept for the film is something that's never been done before. Real, established producers don't need to steal ideas for their films.

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Anne Hathaway Lizard Film Under 'Godzilla' Attack in New Lawsuit (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Japanese rightsholders Toho want to stomp out the monster film 'Colossal' from Voltage Pictures. Movies Movies Business THR Online Anne Hathaway Nacho Vigalondo Nicolas Chartier Toho Company Ltd Voltage Pictures Cannes 2015 Cannes Film Festival Godzilla Godzilla (2014 read more. THR, Esq.

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Director Sues Actress for Using Clips of Unreleased Film on Her Demo Reel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Film Independent and L.A. MediaWorks are also defendants in the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Asked & Answered – Can I use another film’s title or scenes in my screenplay?

Gordon P. Firemark

Q : Cat asks whether it’s practical to mention other films’ titles, and to quote dialogue or include a clip of a scene from another movie in her screenplay, or will it deter producers from getting interested in her project. These films are an integral part. So, it’s probably OK, as long as you’re not creating some false suggestionthat there’s an endorsement, or affiliation between the old film and the new.

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The Wrap’s Jeff Steele on the current Film Finance landscape

Gordon P. Firemark

Jeff Steele has a good article about the film finance landscape over at The Wrap. As always, consult a knowledgable, experienced entertainment lawyer for the details about front-money agreements and film finance deals in general. For a primer on “6 Ways to Finance a Feature Film&# , sign up for my free mini-course. The Wrap’s Jeff Steele on the current Film Finance landscape is a post from: The Law Offices of Gordon P. Film Finance

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The Mexican Film Industry

Media Law Prof Blog

A piece from KPBS.org on the re-emerging Mexican film industry

Asked & Answered: Video/Film/recording performances of plays.

Gordon P. Firemark

Every year we revisit the same topic: Filming performances. The response I always hear is that they never sell the film. A: It’s irrelevant whether they sell the film. subscribe to my FREE e-course “6 ways to Finance A Feature Film&# by visiting [link]. Q: I work in educational theater. I keep telling the director and others that it is simply not legal to record a performance. They are only making an “archival copy&# which is given to the cast.

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Using Film Clips in Movie Reviews – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered SaveApply changes

Gordon P. Firemark

OK, here goes… Movie Reviews in electronic media have a long history of using clips, stills and other material from the the films they’re reviewing. In most cases, the studios have provided the clips as part of the press-kit for the films. After all, they want to get these films out there for the public to know about, so they’ll come and see them. Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

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How to find investors for your film or theatre production.

Gordon P. Firemark

How to find investors for your film or theatre production. If you’re producing an independent film or any kind of theatre project, it’s a safe bet that, at some point, you’re going to be asking the question: “Where do I find investors?” ” Well, the answer is deceptively simple, and yet still amazingly complex. In short, investors are all around you. You just need to know how and where to look, how to approach them, and how to close the deal.

Film Producer Sues Goldman Sachs, Alliance Films Over Six Movies

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Canada's top indie film companies are in a court battle over critically acclaimed films. The U.S. investment bank's private equity arm allegedly sold international distribution rights without notice and consent. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Reese Witherspoon Film Dropout Lawsuit Reaches Settlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

When Witherspoon exited a role, a vitamin company planning to promote its products in the film sued. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online Reese Witherspoon

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Ah, Film Tax Credits!

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Hollywood Reporter: applications for California state film tax credits are up eighteen percent over last year. Meanwhile, the film tax credit so popular in Louisiana is under some scrutiny after a 2013 Louisiana Legislative Auditor''s report found that

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Film Dropped From Cannes Festival

Media Law Prof Blog

Cannes Film Festival organizes have nixed the showing of the movie The Antisemite, an offering from the Iranian Documetary and Experimental Film Center, during the Cannes film market, because its content might lead to a public disturbance. The film depicts

How to effectively outsource Business and Legal Affairs work in the Film, Television, Theatre and Media Industries

Gordon P. Firemark

If you’re a film producing business, your staff is probably pretty good at dealing with film-related issues… but what happens when you decide to adapt something that originated in another medium? Introduction.

Alert for Reality TV producers. Filming or photographing celebrities’ kids will soon be a crime.

Gordon P. Firemark

Filming or photographing celebrities’ kids will soon be a crime. Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. Should celebrities' kids be off-limits for photographers and video crews? California's new law. A California law set to go into effect next January makes it a criminal offense to take photographs or videographic images of a star's child under some circumstances.

How not to use the internet to find investors for your film or theatre project.

Gordon P. Firemark

In most cases, these inquiries are couched in plain language: “Seeking investors for independent film” or similar. Before starting any campaign to raise funding for a film or theatre project, producers should consult with qualified and experienced counsel (like the author ), as the pitfalls for noncompliance with securities regulations are onerous. Tags: Film Finance

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Judge Rules MGM Must Face Lawsuit Over James Bond Box Set Missing Two Bond Films

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The packaging said: "All the Bond films gathered together for the first time." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Speaking at Institute for International Film Financing (link updated)

Gordon P. Firemark

10pm, I’ll be speaking at the Institute for International Film Financing. I’ll be giving an abbreviated version of my presentation entitled “6 Ways to Finance A Feature Film&# , and joining a panel of other film financing experts to take questions from attendees. CORRECTION: the link to the event has been revised. Thursday, January 14, 2010, from 7-.

L.A. To get a film commission? Didn’t we already have one?

Gordon P. Firemark

city council member Richard Alarcon has asked city officials to report on the steps needed to create a film commission to persuade production companies to shoot in L.A. Tags: Film I’ve just read that L.A. I’m stunned that the city, historically home to the TV and Movie industries, hadn’t already had such a commission. in the last 13 [.].