Monthly Archives: March 2016

  Marisa Kapust Discusses the Pros and Cons of “Studio-Pendent” Deals for Filmmakers in Daily Journal Article

Without studio financing in place, indie producers must independently raise money to bring their visions to life, which can be a difficult and lengthy journey. Even if they successfully raise enough money for production, there is still no guarantee of … Full Story

 
  Client Film Wins at SXSW!

We are proud to announce that Transpecos won the Audience Award in the Narrative Feature Competition at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival! See other winners here!  

 
  Michael Donaldson and Christopher Perez Honored as Daily Journal’s California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year

Partners Michael Donaldson and Christopher Perez are recipients of the Daily Journal’s California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) awards for their work on obtaining a DMCA copyright exemption for documentarians and authors. Mr. Donaldson and Mr. Perez will receive … Full Story

 
  Michael Donaldson Presents on Fair Use in Films at SXSW

In a session at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film, music and technology festival, Partner Michael Donaldson presented on fair use in documentary and narrative films. The courts have developed a simple way to find the safe harbor for fair … Full Story

 
  Client Films in Tribeca!

The following films by our clients are slated for the 2016 Tribecca Film Festival:  Abortion: Stories Women Tell Betting on Zero Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray Family Fang Havababy I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead Kicks … Full Story