Workshop: FOIA For Filmmakers

Date TBA

Documentary filmmakers seeking public government records often must submit requests through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The process is fraught with frustrating roadblocks, lengthy delays and obstruction. Let those who have fought the FOIA fights teach you the way the law works, the proper process to make a request, how to expedite your request and tips & tricks on getting over, under and around the roadblocks put up by government officials.

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Brian Collister

Investigative News Network

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Laura Prather

Haynes & Boone LLP

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