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What Can a Filmmaker Expect to Earn Over a Lifetime?

What Can a Filmmaker Expect to Earn Over a Lifetime?

An entertainment attorney weighs in on a recent case where a filmmaker was…

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Don't Panic About Fair Use

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Don't Panic About Fair Use

Fair use is a legal theory and not a license. Yet, its use is widespread and…

8 Legal Tips for Documentary Filmmakers

8 Legal Tips for Documentary Filmmakers

From life rights to fair use, here's what you need to know about legal issue…

A Filmmaker's Guide to Music Licensing

A Filmmaker's Guide to Music Licensing

Here are six essential facts that filmmakers should be aware of when dealing…

Is This Filmmaker Taunting Disney to Sue?

Is This Filmmaker Taunting Disney to Sue?

Ever since "Escape From Tomorrow," the black and white indie shot covertly…

'Escape From Tomorrow' Will Ensure You'll Never See Disney World the Same Way Again

'Escape From Tomorrow' Will Ensure You'll Never See Disney World the Same Way Again

A labyrinthine descent into the grotesque extremes of a Disneyfied society,…

Kodak is Out of Bankruptcy, Says It's a Tech Company -- But Still Supports Film

Kodak is Out of Bankruptcy, Says It's a Tech Company -- But Still Supports Film

Kodak has emerged from Chapter 11 as a reorganized company following…

Will Joan Rivers Support Her Fellow WGA Union Members?

Will Joan Rivers Support Her Fellow WGA Union Members?

The writers of the E! show "Fashion Police," which put Joan Rivers back in…

Do Filmmakers Need to Pay to Use 'Happy Birthday'?

Do Filmmakers Need to Pay to Use 'Happy Birthday'?

The assumed answer of this question has been yes, but one filmmaker, set to…

Columbia Law Professor Says Sundance Disney World Film 'Escape from Tomorrow' is a Cut-and-Dry Fair Use Case

Columbia Law Professor Says Sundance Disney World Film 'Escape from Tomorrow' is a Cut-and-Dry Fair Use Case

After seeing Sundance entry "Escape from Tomorrow," many were…

New Copyright Exemptions Put Strain On Filmmakers and Consumers

New Copyright Exemptions Put Strain On Filmmakers and Consumers

This week the U.S. Copyright Office met again to decide on exemptions to the…

Fair Use or Theft?: Rodney Ascher's 'Room 237' vs. Warner Bros.' 'The Shining'

Fair Use or Theft?: Rodney Ascher's 'Room 237' vs. Warner Bros.' 'The Shining'

"Room 237" first screens at the Toronto film festival Thursday,…

The Film Collaborative Launches Flat-Fee Legal Services Initiative TFC Legal for Indie Filmmakers

The Film Collaborative Launches Flat-Fee Legal Services Initiative TFC Legal for Indie Filmmakers

The independent film distribution non-profit Film Collaborative has launched…