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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Entertainment Law Film Finance Theatre law

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. Seeking investors for your film project? Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 International

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?” Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. VIDEO: [link].

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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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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 Festival

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?”

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? This is why TV shows and Film Production Companies have staffers who do this stuff for them. Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

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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].

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.

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. Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition: . Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast.

'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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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.

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.

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

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Tips to Saving Money on Film Production

Film and Television Law Blog

Film production can be expensive or cheap, it all depends on how you plan to shoot the various scenes. Before we proceed, it is imperative to note that you need to have a team of professionals on your side in order to come up with a film that your audience will relate with.

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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.

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MGM, Fox to Provide $8.7M Worth of James Bond Films to End Class Action

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The settlement comes in a lawsuit over customers who bought a box set advertising "all" Bond films who didn't get 'Casino Royale' and 'Never Say Never Again.'

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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.

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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. 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

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.

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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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Ennio Morricone Loses Bid to Reclaim Rights to Film Scores

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rules that under Italian law, his scores were created as works made for hire. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

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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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Jimi Hendrix's Successor Loses Appeal in Concert Film Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The dispute centers on a film about Hendrix's 1969 performances at the Royal Albert Hall in London. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Apart from a Good Film lawyer, what else you need to do to make a Good Film

Film and Television Law Blog

To make a good film, you need to have a reliable film or entertainment lawyer but also the skills and experience required to make informed decision before, during, and after the filming process. Finally, hire professional actors and film makers. film production

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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?”

Additional Tips for Working with a Film Production Lawyer

Film and Television Law Blog

The film production lawyer is vital in the process of film production. Here are the tips for working with a film production attorney. You should hire an attorney working close to the film production site. film production

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Judge Allows Kids to Sue Over Filming of Fox's 'Empire' At Their Jail

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suing kids say they suffered psychological damage as a result of a few weeks of filming at their detention center in Cook County, Illinois. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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The Weinstein Co. Sued Over Rights to Armie Hammer Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The producer alleges Weinstein got a license agreement through fraudulent inducement, and wants the deal declared void and not part of any TWC asset sale. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online The Weinstein Company

Hollywood Docket: Bravo's Filmed Birth; DJ Khaled's Trademark; 'Blackish' Settlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A roundup of entertainment law developments. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

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

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.