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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. 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. 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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