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    Is This Filmmaker Taunting Disney to Sue?

    Ever since "Escape From Tomorrow," the black and white indie shot covertly in Disneyland and Disney World, debuted at this year's Sundance, the indie film world has wondered if the notoriously litigious entertainment conglomerate would come after Randy Moore's microbudget film.

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    '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, "Escape From Tomorrow" is surreal for many reasons and wholly original because of them. It's also a daring attempt to literally assail Disney World from the inside out.

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    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 restructuring, the company announced today.

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    Will Joan Rivers Support Her Fellow WGA Union Members?

    The writers of the E! show "Fashion Police," which put Joan Rivers back in her red carpet role of fashion expert and commentator, are striking. With the help of the Writers Guild of America West, writers for the show made a video to express their disappointment that Rivers, a WGA member would not s...

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

    The assumed answer of this question has been yes, but one filmmaker, set to make a film about the history of the song, is questioning this assumption in a very public way. Jennifer Nelson filed for a class action suit against the publishing company, Warner/Chappell, who owns the right to the song's ...

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    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 confused about how the film, which centers on a man who loses his job at Disney World and was shot covertly on the theme park's premises, could get away with using all of the images and media covered by Disney copyrights (e....

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    New Copyright Exemptions Put Strain On Filmmakers and Consumers

    This week the U.S. Copyright Office met again to decide on exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), resulting in a renewal of the exemption (first secured in 2010) that grants filmmakers the right to rip content from DVDs and streaming videos for the purpose of "fair use" incorpora...

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

    "Room 237" first screens at the Toronto film festival Thursday, September 13, at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.

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

    The independent film distribution non-profit Film Collaborative has launched TFC Legal, a legal-services initiative designed to provide negotiation, business affairs and contract assistance to filmmakers in the process of cutting distribution deals. The services will be offered for a flat fee by Abr...

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