To Get or Not To Get: Life Rights & Non-Fiction Films

Speakers

Lincoln Bandlow

Fox Rothschild LLP

Lisa Callif

Donaldson + Callif LLP

Dean Cheley

Donaldson + Callif

Megan Gilbride

Hidden Candy

Writers and producers often draw inspiration for their projects from real-life events and people. Some storytellers stop themselves from telling a story because they believe they need certain rights and believe those rights are not obtainable. This panel will explore the legal and practical ramifications of obtaining (or not obtaining) life rights. The panelists will discuss how filmmakers should determine whether or not they need to secure permission to craft their stories and the advantages and disadvantages of making those decisions.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: CLE
Level: Advanced