Collaboration arrangements for indie filmmakers presented by Tony Morris


Legal Lockdown Sessions: Collaboration Arrangements for Indie Filmmakers


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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
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  • Part 2 of the Legal Lockdown Sessions Series: book all 5 HERE

🎬 Session 2: Collaboration arrangements for indie filmmakers

Thursday, 16 April 19:00 London time for one hour
Miss this class? Available VOD in the Raindance members area

However much of a ‘friend’ that actor or director is, or at least may seem, when it comes down to making a film – whether you like it or not – they are individual people who are making a creative contribution and have rights. Unless each participant collaborating in the creation of a film has a clearly agreed set of terms, trouble may loom. In this session we will consider the importance of looking that ‘friend’ or collaborator in the eye and making sure each party knows exactly what it is that is expected of each other, how to do that effectively and, where applicable, without the need for excessive formality.

Topics covered include:

  • Collaboration arrangements for indie filmmakers
  • Background /Trust
  • Contractual framework
  • Who creates?
  • Who owns?
  • Who controls?
  • Who decides?
  • Who earns?

What you will learn

Understanding the importance of key legal rights for filmmakers and the contracts by which they are bolted together and how to approach the job of protecting their legal interests in their work.

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

About the course

Part 2 of the Legal Lockdown Sessions Series: book all 5 HERE

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

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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