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April 22, 2021
Over the course of the last decade, the entertainment landscape has undergone a seismic shift. The traditional channels for discovering
Indie Law Shady Investors Shady Producers
January 13, 2021
I’ve seen so many examples of producers bamboozling investors that I feel as if there must be a class somewhere
Covid-19 rules for filmmakers Covid-19 rules for moviemakers
July 15, 2020
Attorney David Albert Pierce has carefully researched COVID-19 rules across all jurisdictions to offer the following guidance to moviemakers trying
Labor Law Legal Advice
February 11, 2020
A typical film production, even a relatively small, independent one, often sprouts from the initiative of one or two individuals.
August 20, 2019
For this edition of Indie Law, we asked readers to send us their burning legal questions to be answered by
February 14, 2019
In the documentary on legendary producer Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture, Evans explains early and often that the key to success
November 16, 2018
Development is the time when your indie’s budget needs to be put to the test. It’s also the time when
July 26, 2018
Selecting an attorney, or attorneys, to work with throughout the moviemaking process is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Likewise, investing in the right attorney
June 6, 2018
You went to film school, not business school—yet all the sudden you’re confronted by a bevy of fancy financial terms
February 10, 2017
Doyle Lonnegan: Your boss is quite a card player, Mr. Kelly; how does he do it?  Johnny Hooker: He cheats.
August 30, 2016
“Can’t get around the old minimum wage, Mortimer.”- Louis Winthorpe, III (Trading Places, 1983) In theory, an internship is a
August 15, 2016
The industry is fraught with potential hazards for accidents. A select few on-set tragedies receive attention in the media, but
August 3, 2016
Adapting a true story for film can be tricky. On the one hand, reality can be extremely powerful—fact is often
January 28, 2016
So you’ve read our Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2016 lists (Big Cities and Small
January 6, 2016
Just days before the American Film Market began last November, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally promulgated regulations (after
August 5, 2015
Filmmaking is tough on the producer. When you’re responsible for making sure the entire picture runs efficiently, sometimes you feel
March 30, 2015
If there’s one thing both Alex Gibney and Scientology should agree upon, it’s the value of the First Amendment: freedom
December 2, 2013
Fact or fiction? For this week’s DIY Monday MovieMaker is exploring how to limit your liability when adapting a true story
January 26, 2012
Distribution is the sole source by which film revenue is earned, but recent years have seen some radical changes in
May 13, 2011
Welcome to Cinema Law, where you ask the questions of our resident team of legal experts and, each week, they’ll
April 8, 2011
Welcome to Cinema Law, where you ask the questions of our resident team of legal experts and, each week, they’ll
September 15, 2010
As lawyers who regularly work with independent moviemakers, we see the same legal pitfalls on a regular basis. The 10
March 22, 2004
“My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going out with the