Basic Legal Contracts
Once your film is finished and ready to be sold, you’ll have to show any prospective buyer the “chain of title” and that all rights have been secured. If you fail to do this, you’ll never be able to sell your film. This evening will walk you through the basic legal film contracts you will need to show to a film buyer.
“As an older student, I found the whole course very worth while. Five days after finishing the course I am now in the process of producing my first two projects.”
“Necessary information. Good overview of important legal issues.”
“Excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable, approachable. Great at fielding questions.”
In this evening crash course, you’ll learn about the basic investor, producer, writer, talent and crew contracts:
- Key negotiation points and strategies
- Preparing and maintaining your contracts
Who should attend this course?
Writers, directors, producers, actors, investors and anyone with an interest in how movies are made and the basic legal aspects of filmmaking.
This class is part of the Producers’ Foundation Certificate.
Week 5 is presented by Jindra Rajwans. Sign up for the 5-week certificate course, or choose only the classes you’re interested in:
Creating A Business Plan | Budgeting and Scheduling | Marketing and Selling | Movie Money
About the Instructor
Jindra Rajwans is the Principal of Rajwans law firm. He advises clients on intellectual property and entertainment law matters relating to the acquisition, protection, licensing, sale and exploitation of intellectual property rights across a broad range of business sectors. Jindra has been invited to speak at numerous business conferences, and has been a guest lecturer on mergers and acquisitions at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Executive Education Centre. Jindra is a member of the Ontario bar and is a registered Canadian Trademark Agent.