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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 5: The Music

This article speaks about motion pictures in metaphor: making a motion picture is akin to constructing a house. The story lays the foundation, the script forms the blueprint, the players are builders, and the production is the build site. Music is paint, weaving tapestries of sound into the screen, framing

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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 4: The Production

The production is the center of action. It is the logical next step because it cannot exist without players, who come to life with a script, which is built upon a story. Before principal photography begins, a production needs permission to film on location, real people, places, or things, and

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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 3: The Players

If the story lays the foundation, and the script forms a blueprint, then the players build the motion picture. Players are writers, directors, actors, producers, casting directors, composers, and crew. Employment agreements between the production company and creators define the nature of the relationships. They contain key provisions, the most

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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 2: The Script

If the story is the foundation of a film, then the script is the blueprint because it guides content. Any content not cleared runs a risk of violating rights, which can prevent the film’s distribution. To acquire errors and omissions coverage, scripts must be cleared. A producer begins clearance not

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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 1: The Story

I was standing in the Filmmaker’s Lounge at the Highland Inn Ballroom when the message crept into view. “Got Consent?” I guffawed, thinking, what a perfect question to ask at a film festival. Stopping the woman wearing the tee shirt, I stated, “You are wearing a fitting message for a

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