Monthly Archives: August 2017

  How Netflix and Amazon Are Changing the Indie Movie Business: Streaming Media Turns to Lisa Callif

When independent film directors bring their films to festivals, many hope that studios will pick up their distribution rights, opening the doors to widespread theatrical release and award consideration. However, online platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon are disrupting this … Full Story

  Michael Donaldson Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

Donaldson + Callif is pleased to announce that Partner Michael Donaldson has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 for his work in entertainment law – motion pictures and television. For more than three decades, Best … Full Story

  Congratulations to our clients nominated for the 2017 Emmy Awards

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special  “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” (Hulu) Outstanding Historical Documentary “No Más Bebés” (PBS) “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” (PBS) Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie, … Full Story

  Partner Michael Donaldson Celebrates 50 Years Practicing Law

Donaldson & Callif celebrated Partner Michael Donaldson’s 50 years of practicing law on July 30. The event was held at the Greystone Mansion and was attended by numerous individuals in the entertainment industry. Michael has been fighting for independent filmmakers … Full Story

  Congratulations to all eight of our clients with premieres in the 2017 Toronto Film Festival!

The 42nd annual festival will be held September 7th to September 17th. Boom For Real – The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat  World Premiere – Dir. Sara Driver Borg/McEnroe  World Premiere – Dir. Janus Metz Gaga: Five Foot Two  … Full Story