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Three Questions for Entertainment Lawyers

The entertainment industry is one that involves contracts, intellectual property, copyright infringement, etc. Much of this can be overwhelming for creatives in the industry and they will likely need the guidance of an entertainment lawyer.  Understanding the role an entertainment lawyer plays and seeking out a lawyer who is a

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Business Basics for Creatives™

MORIN Entertainment Law with Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA-South), presents, Business Basics for Creatives™, a 5-part series offering freelance creatives guidance on setting up a business entity (Pt. 1), employment contracts (Pt. 2), intellectual property (Pt. 3), collaborations (Pt. 4), and financing, growth, and exit strategies (Pt. 5). All

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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. 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. 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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Copyright for the Freelance Artist Pt. 2: Employment Agreements

In 2015, Lee Morin became a featured blogger for The Needy Animator. Here is part 2 in 4 installments concerning copyright law basics for freelance artists. Copyright for the Freelance Artist Pt 2, by Lee Morin, Esq. CONTRACT BASICS for the Freelance Artist THE IMPORTANCE OF EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS: The Case

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