Monthly Archives: January 2017

  Client Films Win Coveted Sundance Prizes

Congratulations to all of the 21 client films that screened during Sundance, and a particular congratulations to the following Sundance Prize winners:   U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary Audience Award: U.S. Documentary Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic Audience Award: World Cinema … Full Story

 
  Michael Donaldson Speaks at Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Cuba

Partner Michael Donaldson spoke at the Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba on December 8, 2016.  The focus of his presentation was to highlight the similarities and differences of copyright law between the U.S. and Cuba.  His … Full Story

 
  Dean Cheley Authors Daily Journal Article on AB 1671’s Unintended Consequences

Partner Dean Cheley authored a Daily Journal article on the signed Assembly Bill 1671, also known as the “Planned Parenthood” bill, which brings criminal and civil penalties against those who secretly record or distribute conversations with health care providers. The … Full Story

 
  Client Films in the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival!

Congratulations to our clients whose films are screening at the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival!   Bogalusa Charm On The Sly: In Search of the Family Stone Supergirl What Lies Upstream Who is Arthur Chu?

 
  Misconceptions on using Trademarks in Film and TV: Lisa Callif Authors Bloomberg BNA Article

Though many filmmakers believe that they need to clear every brand, trademark and logo in a film, they actually have the legal right to include trademarks in their films regardless of whether they have permission. In the Bloomberg BNA article … Full Story

 
  Client Films in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival!

Congrats to our clients with films in Sundance!   DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES Bending the Arc Long Strange Trip Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton KIDS The Mars Generation MIDNIGHT 78/52 Walking Out SPECIAL EVENTS Abstract: The Art of Design … Full Story

 
  This Song Was Made for You and Me: Law360 Interviews Michael Donaldson

Since litigation in 2015 successfully challenged the copyright to the song “Happy Birthday To You,” bringing the song into the public domain, a number of filmmakers and artists have fought to do the same to two other iconic songs, “We … Full Story

 
  Click here to see a list of our clients’ soon-to-be-released works!

9/6/19 | Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice 9/20/19 | Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates 9/20/19 | Where’s My Roy Cohn? 9/27/19 | Sister Aimee WHERE’S MY ROY COHN? Directed by Matt Tyrnauer Roy Cohn personified the dark arts … Full Story