Legal Lockdown Sessions: Across the great divide


Location: Live Online Only
Next Date: Thursday 4  June, 19:00 – 20:30 UK Time
Price: £8

This course will be in the members area after it’s live streaming along with the other Lockdown Sessions.



At a glance

  • Welcome to Raindance Lockdown Sessions
  • Enjoy professional film education wherever you are
  • An hour of relevant and practical advice from an industry professional
  • Ask questions and get instant response

Session 5 of the 5 part Filmmakers’ Legal Lockdown Series
Book all 5 sessions HERE

What you will learn

Session 5 – Across the great divide – Thursday 4  June, 19:00 – 20:30 UK Time

Tony Morris (UK) and Marc Jacobson (USA)

Two great nations divided by a common language. In the final session of the series Tony Morris will be joined by leading New York media and entertainment lawyer, Marc Jacobson, to discuss similarities and differences between the legal regimes as they affect filmmakers in the UK and in the USA.  Whilst much of the jurisprudence of the UK and USA is similar if not completely in common, there are important differences that may directly affect filmmakers. An understanding of key differences in copyright and contract practice is important for a filmmaker.
  • Copyright related issues
  • Guild Matters, when to sign for each one, residuals, other issues
  • Minors’ contracts. US/UK
  • Tax credits in the US/UK
  • Effects of Covid

About the course

Each lecture will focus on one of the important areas where legal issues need to be clearly understood by filmmakers.

Each segment is one hour long and presented on Zoom software. You will need WiFi to join the class.

Who Should Attend?

Those planning and/or engaging in the development and production of films, programmes and other audio-visual works – producers, financiers, directors, writers, composers – in fact anyone interested in the practical realities of filmmaking. 

About Tony Morris 

Getting Your Film's Legals Right

Tony Morris has more than 40 years’ experience as a lawyer working across the media, entertainment and technology industries. His main focus is clients operating in the film, television and music industries – not only in the UK but also in the USA, Europe and elsewhere.

Tony has been lecturing regularly since 1997, most recently and currently as the provider of the legal module for the Raindance course for Independent Film Producers, as a guest lecturer at the National Film and Television School and at the University of Portsmouth.

Tony has published dozens of articles and commentaries on a wide range of media and entertainment legal topics in the industry and national press and has appeared as a commentator on both radio and television. He is the author of ‘The Filmmakers’ Legal Guide’ now in its second edition.

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About Marc Jacobson

Marc Jacobson has been practicing film and music law for over 40 years.

Today, while still handling sophisticated music publishing and recording transactions, Marc also handles all legal aspects of filmed entertainment for films like “The Virtuoso” with Anthony Hopkins, “Back In The Day,” (2016) with Alec Baldwin & Annabella Sciorra, “Conviction” (2010) with Hilary Swank & Sam Rockwell” and other pictures.  He was Executive Producer and Production Counsel for “Leaves of the Tree,” “Confidence Game,” “Hostage” and “The Last Film Festival,” Dennis Hopper’s last live action movie.    

He has been listed since 2005 as one of the top 30 entertainment lawyers in NYC by Chambers USA and the only one listed in Music and Film. He has been selected by SuperLawyers since 2008 as one of the top 5% of all lawyers.  He has also been selected to Best Lawyers in the USA since 2019. He is the Founding Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Section on Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law. Marc is licensed to practice law in New York, California and Florida.  

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