In Advisor Studio sessions, Sundance Collab Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film.

Every filmmaker needs support in understanding how to protect their work, negotiate with clear goals and strategy and navigate the complex field of intellectual rights acquisition. In this live Advisor Studio webinar with Victoria Cook, you will learn about when you need and how to work with your legal representation, how to manage and protect your intellectual property and how to set goals for a distribution strategy.

Topics presented will include:

  • How to represent and negotiate for your best interests and outcomes
  • When and how to find an entertainment attorney
  • How your attorney partners with your agent, manager, producer
  • How to protect and manage your intellectual property
  • Basics of copyright law
  • Negotiating your distribution agreement
Victoria S. Cook is a partner at Frankfurt Kurnit and a member of the Entertainment Group. She focuses on motion picture and television work, representing award-winning filmmakers, writers, directors, actors, television producers, film financiers, and television networks. more...
Moderator | Director, Collab Courses & Events
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Patty West is a producer and educator based in California. She led the Directing Workshop for Women and the Thesis Program at the American Film Institute prior to joining the Sundance Institute. She came to Sundance Collab in December of 2019 and now serves as the Director of Courses & Events. West is a Chicago native and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University, an M.F.A. from the AFI Conservatory and an Executive M.B.A. from Quantic School of Business & Technology. She is a member of the Producer's Council of the Producers Guild of America. more...

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