Master Class Archive: Filmmaker's Legal Toolkit: From Protecting IP Through Negotiating Distribution

Live Online Learning

Every filmmaker needs a Legal Toolkit to help maneuver through the complex field of intellectual rights acquisition and protection. In this live, three-hour, online master class, Janis Nelson, General Counsel at the Sundance Institute, moderates a panel discussion for producers, directors and screenwriters, which will reveal what you need to know about managing - and protecting - intellectual property from development through distribution. 

Topics presented will include:

  • How the law and filmmaking intersect
  • The concept of intellectual property
  • Copyright law
  • 1st Amendment rights, including life rights
  • The international landscape of rights
  • Licensing rights
  • Sales agents
  • The back-end
  • Useful resources (online and industry-based)