Monthly Archives: May 2015

  What You Need to Know About the New and Fast Changing World of Independent Film

Partner Michael Donaldson will present, “So You Want to Make an Independent Film,” at the Entertainment Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Luncheon Program, organized by Corey Field, Of Counsel to Ballard Spahr LLP on June 17, 2015 … Full Story

 
  Daily Journal Turns to Lisa Callif Discussing the Rise of Copyright Infringement Suits

The rise of copyright infringement suits among the Independent film industry has observers wondering if efforts are being made to protect creative content from piracy, or to extract settlements. Partner Lisa Callif discussed this trend with Daily Journal in the … Full Story

 
  Christopher Perez Appeals to U.S. Copyright Office for Exemption to DMCA

Partners Michael Donaldson and Christopher Perez have been working with the Intellectual Property Clinic at the UC Irvine School of Law, led by Jack Lerner, to appeal to the U.S. Copyright Office for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright … Full Story

 
  Bio-Pic Boom and Legal Risks to Filmmakers at PGA’s 7th Annual Produced By Conference

As published by Deadline Hollywood, partner Christopher Perez spoke on the panel, “Based on a True Story,” at the Producers Guild of America’s 7th Annual Produced By Conference at Paramount Pictures on May 30-31, 2015. In the midst of an ever-growing genre … Full Story

 
  Essential Tips to Avoiding Lawsuits at PGA’s 7th Annual Produced By Conference

As published by Deadline Hollywood, partner Lisa Callif presented on the panel, “How Not to Get Sued,” at the Producers Guild of America’s 7th Annual Produced By Conference at Paramount Pictures on May 30-31, 2015. Ms. Callif delved into the nuts … Full Story