This program is a two-day online seminar offering up to 7 Continuing Legal Education credits to attorneys.
Dates and Time (Participants should attend both days):
Thursday, March 17, 1 – 4:30 PM EST
Friday, March 18, 1 – 4:30 PM EST
This two-day comprehensive seminar—for new attorneys, attorneys transitioning to entertainment law, and filmmakers—explores how independent films are financed and distributed. The program is presented by Mark Litwak, Esq., a veteran entertainment attorney and author.
Particular attention will be paid to how producers and filmmakers can protect themselves, including:
- Criteria for selecting a distributor;
- Investigating distributors;
- Adding contract provisions and understanding contract terms
- Dealing with investors, and more
Other topics will include compliance with state and federal laws regarding investors, retaining an attorney, producer rep, and publicist, and confirming awards and enforcing judgments.
As part of this program, participants will receive a copy of a 150 slide PowerPoint presentation and 150-page detailed handout.
Continuing Legal Education through VLA:
Seven (7) New York Continuing Legal Education credits awarded for attorneys: 4 Areas of Professional Practice Credits, 2 Skills credits, and 1 Ethics credit. This program qualifies as “transitional” for newly admitted attorneys.