Gaining Life Story Rights


$20 DCTV Members // $70 Non Members

When committing to an indelible personal story for your film, when might acquiring a Life Rights Agreement be prudent? In this workshop, understand the permissions and limitations that this type of legal document provides. Key to a story’s marketability is exclusivity, and this agreement may or may not provide you with extensive protections and access to a subject. Traverse the complex legal proceedings that will determine your permissions to encapsulate another person’s story.

Topics include:

  • Errors and Omissions Insurance
  • Pre-Production vs. Production
  • Public and Private Figures
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Compensation
  • Legal Documentation

Size: 20 students | Duration: 3 hrs

Materials: All you need to bring is yourself! Unlike a large panel discussion, this clinic will offer invaluable knowledge from a working professional in an intimate roundtable discussion. Curriculum will be provided in advance and available on eReaders during the workshop.

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Summer 2017
A Tue 5/30 6:30pm - 8:30pm Innes Smolansky