Basic Legal Contacts


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Next date:
Tuesday 21 November, 18:30 – 21:00
Duration: One Tuesday evening
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE

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About Basic Legal Contracts for Filmmakers

Once your film is finished and ready to be sold, you will have to show the “chain of title” to any prospective film buyer. If you fail to do this you will never be able to sell your film.

This class is designed to answer fundamental questions about the rights attaching to a film and its component parts and the contracts required to acquire, clear and protect those rights.  View it as health insurance for filmmakers!

This evening crash course explains:

  • Explains copyright and the rights of creatives and performers
  • Explains the key elements of a contract
  • Provides practical guidance on negotiating film contracts
  • Demystifies commonly used legal terminology

What will you achieve?

By the end of the class, students will have a good understanding of the legal contracts and documents they will need to have drawn up before going into production.

How will you be taught?

This class is taught lecture-style with opportunities for students to ask the tutor questions.

Who should attend?

Basic Legal Contracts for Filmmakers is suitable for beginner film producers, as well as those interested in finding out more about the legal side of filmmaking.

About the tutor

Tony Morris has more than 35 years experience in advising on a broad range of transactional and contentious matters. He primarily focuses on the TMT sector and the creative media. Tony’s clients include film, TV, record companies, music publishers, composers, musicians, book and online publishers, as well as brands and other creatives and media companies. He is also active as a qualified Arbitrator and an Accredited Mediator.

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