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Taking the Mystery out of Copyright for Documentary Filmmakers (CLE)

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Even experienced documentary filmmakers have misconceptions about the impact of copyright law on their projects. Taking the Mystery out of Copyright for Documentary Filmmakers is designed to enable non-lawyers, as well as lawyers who have limited experience in the subject, to understand how copyright law – with a particular focus on fair use – affects documentary film projects. In this three-hour, intensive seminar, Ms. Shatzkin will guide you through the subject by reviewing relevant statutes and court cases and sharing clips of real-world examples. The class will also cover practical considerations that filmmakers should keep in mind when using others’ copyrighted material.

Special early-bird discount until January 26, 2018!

3.0 New York Professional Practice CLE credits available for attorneys.

When:
Wednesday,  February 7, 2018, 4 – 8pm

Where:
JAMS
620 Eighth Avenue – 34th Floor New York, NY 10018.

Instructor:
Karen Shatzkin, Esq., of the New York law firm Shatzkin & Mayer, P.C.

Fees (special early-bird discount until January 26, 2018):
$45 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)($60 after January 26, 2018)
$45 Artist Over Sixty ($60 after January 26, 2018)
$70 Arts Professional VLA Member ($100 after January 26, 2018)
$120 Arts Professional Non-Member ($150 after January 26, 2018)
$170 Legal Professional VLA Member ($200 after January 26, 2018)
$220 Legal Professional Non-Member ($250 after January 26, 2018)

All registration fees are non-refundable. Please note you are not registered until full payment is received.

To apply for a full or partial CLE scholarship, please view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines here.

For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org or 212.319.2787 x 10

Instructor Bio:

Karen Shatzkin, Esq. has worked on legal issues relating to documentary films and television productions for more than thirty years, primarily on behalf of independent production companies and filmmakers. She has vetted films pre-release; negotiated contracts with creative personnel, film subjects and distributors; and responded to claims against filmmakers. Ms. Shatzkin has an active litigation practice in addition to her transactional work in film and other creative fields ranging from fashion to book publishing. She taught a trial practice seminar as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia Law School for many years, regularly guest lectures to graduate documentary degree students, and has served on numerous panels on legal topics for both filmmakers and media attorneys. A graduate of Columbia Law School, Ms. Shatzkin clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Details

Date:
February 7
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Phone:
(212) 319 - 2787
Email:
vlany@vlany.org
Website:
http://vlany.org

Other

Event type
CLE Class
Event Cate
CLE Class

Venue

JAMS
620 Eighth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
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