Monthly Archives: June 2011

  The Best and The Brightest – Lisa A. Callif, Partner, Donaldson & Callif

Callif’s central focus has been on repping independent filmmakers in areas ranging from financing to production to distribution. She also has extensive experience in an area key for documentarians — the fair-use doctrine as codified by U.S. Copyright Law. Full Story

  The Call Sheet – The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking

THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION’S LEGAL GUIDE TO INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING Michael Donaldson and Lisa Callif have co-written The American Bar Association’s Legal, which includes a very useful CD with all the contracts, everything creative professionals and the lawyers who represent them … Full Story

  Indie Wire: “Nine Ways Independent Filmmakers Can Fight the IRS”

Nine Ways Independent Filmmakers Can Fight the IRS Full Story

  The New York Times – “Documentaries Supposed to Make Money, Court Told”

Documentaries Supposed to Make Money, Court Told By MICHAEL CIEPLY LOS ANGELES — Bad enough that documentarians have a hard time getting an audience for their wares. Now the United States Tax Court is raising alarms throughout the documentary world … Full Story