Monthly Archives: June 2015

  Law360 Publishes Lisa Callif’s Article on Public Domain and All Things Life Rights

Partner Lisa Callif authored the Law360 article, “To Acquire Or Not To Acquire Life Rights For A Movie,” to establish the real need, or lack thereof, to obtain life rights when writing a script on a true story. Ms. Callif … Full Story

  Do I Need to Obtain Life Rights? Lisa Callif Authors Article in MovieMaker Magazine

Partner Lisa Callif authored the article, “Cinema Law: Do I Need to Obtain Life Rights?” published by MovieMaker magazine, addressing the very first question a writer should ask before developing a script on an actual person. When writing a story … Full Story

  Scriptshadow Interviews Lisa Callif on Life Rights

In an in-depth Q&A session with Scriptshadow, Partner Lisa Callif draws from her experience helping independent film producers steer through the process of creating a documentary or true story movie. Scriptshadow asked Ms. Callif: Do I need to obtain the … Full Story

  Navigating the Legal Issues Surrounding Crowdfunding – a California Lawyers for the Arts Program

The popularity of crowdfunding to finance films and albums has grown substantially, yet many are unaware of the legal and business implications. Partner Lisa Callif will address the current legal framework for crowdfunding in the MCLE-accredited program, “Crowdfunding: Advising Creative … Full Story

  Risks and Rewards in Documenting “Life on the Edge” at Realscreen West

Partner Michael Donaldson will navigate the difficulties of docureality programming at Realscreen West in Santa Monica, CA on June 2. The session titled “Living on the Edge,” will explain how to balance the grittiness of docureality stories with the entertainment … Full Story