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What is Public Liability Insurance for Indie Films

What is Public Liability Insurance for Indie Films?

What is Public Liability Insurance for Indie Films? As a filmmaker that produces independent films, you might be told that you must carry liability insurance. This is in order to protect your crew and property owners when you’re filming on location or elsewhere. If you’re not familiar with liability insurance […]

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Must Know Obscenity Laws in Film in the US

Must Know Obscenity Laws in Film in the US

Must Know Obscenity Laws in Film in the US Obscenity is one of the most controversial subjects to come up in regards to the First Amendment and up until the mid-19th century. Most regulations surrounding obscenity came about within individual communities and were not federally imposed. However, the turn of […]

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Can Filming Someone be Defaming

Can Filming Someone be Defaming?

Can Filming Someone be Defaming? As a filmmaker, you’re likely to face challenges associated with the potential for defamation if you don’t seek proper rights from those you film. You’re responsible for knowing what the rules and regulations are regarding filming people and acquiring the proper rights or permissions to […]

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Do Music and Talent Deals need to be Part of a Chain of Title in a Film

Do Music and Talent Deals need to be Part of a Chain of Title in a Film?

Do Music and Talent Deals need to be Part of a Chain of Title in a Film? The acquisition of literary property involved in the production of a film is represented by what’s known as a chain of title. Navigating the chain of title in a film is a complex […]

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Understanding and Avoiding a Defamation of Character in Film Lawsuit

Understanding and Avoiding a Defamation of Character in Film Lawsuit

Understanding and Avoiding a Defamation of Character in Film Lawsuit Documentary filmmakers must understand the various potential legal challenges that come with producing footage that includes someone’s life story or other pertinent information which could be used to connect the footage with the individual. The potential for defamation of character […]

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6 Most Common Screenwriter Agreements & Screenplay Options

6 Most Common Screenwriter Agreements & Screenplay Options

6 Most Common Screenwriter Agreements & Screenplay Options As a screenwriter, you’re going to want to familiarize yourself with the various screenwriter agreements that you could face along the course of your career. Knowledge is power. It’s always important to be legally prepared when it comes to the different forms […]

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Screenwriter Agreements- What is the Screenplay Writers Agreement

Screenwriter Agreements: What is the Screenplay Writers Agreement?

Screenwriter Agreements: What is the Screenplay Writers Agreement? As a screenwriter, you’re always looking for an opportunity to sell your screenplay. When working with a production company that is willing to pay for your work, you’re probably going to be asked to sign a screenplay writers agreement. But what does […]

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Navigating the Legal Issues of Documentary Filmmaking

Navigating the Legal Issues of Documentary Filmmaking

Navigating the Legal Issues of Documentary Filmmaking As a documentary filmmaker, you’re going to face a lot of challenges but the process of producing a documentary film can still be incredibly rewarding. Navigating the potential legal issues of documentary filmmaking can pose some challenges that you might not be fully […]

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Top Legal Issues for Making Documentary Films Every Producer Must Know

Top Legal Issues for Making Documentary Films Every Producer Must Know

Top Legal Issues for Making Documentary Films Every Producer Must Know As a filmmaker, the ideas and inspiration you come up with to create a film are almost certainly from another source. In fact, it’s normal for ideas and inspiration for films to come from a variety of outside sources. […]

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Top 5 Considerations Under Fair Use Laws for Filmmakers

Top 5 Considerations Under Fair Use Laws for Filmmakers

Top 5 Considerations Under Fair Use Laws for Filmmakers Fair use is a common protection brought up in Civil Court following the filing of a copyright infringement lawsuit against a filmmaker or documentarian. Fair use laws for filmmakers offer a protection against legal issues related to the use of copyrighted […]

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