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In order to secure meaningful distribution for a film, a producer must be able to prove that he or she owns, or has a license to use, EVERY piece of intellectual property in the film. “Intellectual property” includes many things, such as the right to use the screenplay, the right to use the music in […]
Film financing is one of the most difficult and least understood challenges facing a producer and it is fraught with perils for the unwary. Many independent film producers find themselves caught in the “Producer’s Paradox” namely: “You can’t sign talent and develop your screenplay without financing, but you can’t obtain financing without talent and a […]
The first task of film production is to select and set up a business entity for the film. This is true whether the producer is making a short film, shooting wedding videos and commercials, or creating a larger feature film project involving hundreds of thousands of dollars, salaried employees, and a crew of independent contractors.
June 27 6:00pm – 7:30pm Daliah Saper will present In Fashion and Out of Trouble: Law 101 for Fashion Entrepreneurs, a seminar for the Stitches Fashion Program. Stiches is a division of the Chicagoland Entreprenueral Center. Check out the flyer for details. Daliah served as a panelist for last year’s Stitches seminar and is thrilled to […]
What is a trademark? Any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods. The purpose of a trademark is to prevent […]
An explanation of the RIAA’s lawsuits and what to do if you’re being sued.
What is film clearance? Film clearance is the process of acquiring the required permission for all aspects of a film production. The necessary clearances can include sets, actors/extras, music, stock film, art, posters, products/brands, books, broadcasts, computer programs, dramatic works, photographs, etc. Film clearance is necessary to avoid liability, acquire E/O insurance, and avoid any […]
Saper Law Client www.menuism.com receives Honoroble Mention in the category of Best City Guides & Reviews by SEOmoz.org. Menuism was cited along with more well known and financially backed engines such as Google, Yelp, and Yahoo. Read about the honor on our client’s blog: http://www.twobitoperation.com/blog/2007/05/10/menuism-wins-honorable-mention-for-web-20-awards/
Once again, this time in BMG v. Thao, the RIAA has dropped a case it brought against a misidentified defendant. Lee Thao was sued in the Eastern District of Wisconsin by BMG Music and other record labels for allegedly sharing files over the Kazaa network. The RIAA based its case on information that the cable […]
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