Monthly Archives: April 2012

  Doc Filmmakers Win Fight Against I.R.S.; Work Not Hobby, But Profit-Losing Biz?

“We said, hey, even if it takes six years, the making of a documentary, in spite of educational and public good, is also a business,’’ attorney Michael C. Donaldson, who wrote the brief for the film industry, told Forbes. Full Story

 
  Filmmaker Beats IRS, Proves Documentary Film is not a Hobby

“We said, hey, even if it takes six years, the making of a documentary, in spite of educational and public good, is also a business,’’ said Beverly Hills attorney Michael C. Donaldson, who wrote the brief for the film industry. Full Story

 
  Filmmaker Lee Storey Wins IRS Case “On All Counts”

Michael C. Donaldson and Christopher L. Perez, the two attorneys from Donaldson + Callif, LLP who filed an amicus brief on Storey’s behalf, were delighted with the outcome of the case. Full Story

 
  Maker Of ‘Up With People’ Knocks Down IRS In Hobby Loss Case

“We said, hey, even if it takes six years, the making of a documentary, in spite of educational and public good, is also a business,’’ said Beverly Hills attorney Michael C. Donaldson, who wrote the brief for the film industry. Full Story

 
The Daily Journal - Lisa Callif, Donaldson + Callif   Actor Marketing Stipulations Questioned

Lisa Callif of Beverly Hills firm Donaldson & Callif, a specialist in representing independent film and television producers, said she first incorporated such language into a contract roughly a year ago and has done it a handful of times since. Full Story