Legal & Business Essentials for Filmmakers (On Demand)

On Demand Course

This is an On Demand course. On Demand courses allow you to watch pre-recorded lectures at your own pace, with curated resources and other materials to support your work. You can begin taking this course at any time.

In order to serve more of the Sundance Collab community, we developed this On Demand course from existing live online course content. By doing so, we are able to offer Legal & Business Essentials for Filmmakers (On Demand) at a price that allows more people to benefit from the course content.

Are you a filmmaker hoping to get a better understanding of some of the legal and business terms that come up in the filmmaking process? Are you concerned about rights? Or, how to set up your company? In this On Demand course for both fiction and documentary filmmakers, you will learn the basics of intellectual property, contract terms, corporate structure, financing, packaging, distribution, and more. This course is designed to support you with the critical tools needed to navigate the business.

  • Module 1: Understanding the Market & Negotiating Within It
  • Module 2Key Legal Concepts
  • Module 3: Building & Selling Your Project
  • Module 4: Film Financing & Distribution

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