Congratulations to our clients who have won awards at SXSW this years!

With the festival being canceled this year, let’s give our SXSW award-winning clients an extra big round of applause!   NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION Special Jury Recognition for Directing Topside Directors: Celine Held, Logan George   DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION Special Jury … Full Story

 
  Congrats to Our Clients at 19th Annual Tribeca Film Festival!

Congratulations to all of our clients who are apart of the Tribecca Film Festival lineup this year! A Glitch in the Matrix, directed by Rodney Ascher Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, directed by Brent Wilson Dear Mr. Brody, directed by Keith … Full Story

 
  Congratulations to our clients at 2020 SXSW!

It is with great pride we congratulate every single one of our clients who will be presenting at SXSW 2020 in Austin, Texas: A Thousand Cuts – Director: Ramona S. Diaz American RapStar – Director: Justin Staple And We Go Green … Full Story

 
  Congrats to our clients heading to the 2019 International Documentary Association!

The International Documentary Association unveiled its awards shortlists, including a number of our clients we are extremely proud to have worked with!  Amazing Grace  American Factory Apollo 11 The Biggest Little Farm Hail Satan One Child Nation Roll Red Roll … Full Story

 
  Former Warner Bros. VP and Senior Counsel Joins Donaldson + Callif as Partner

Dale Nelson, 20-year veteran of Warner Bros. intellectual property group joins the independent film industry’s go-to law firm  LOS ANGELES – Donaldson + Callif is pleased to announce the addition of former Warner Bros. Vice President and Senior Intellectual Property … Full Story

 
  Donaldson + Callif Secures Broader DMCA Exemptions for Indie Filmmakers in Landmark Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Partners Michael Donaldson and Chris Perez of Donaldson + Callif, a Los Angeles-based law firm representing independent producers of film, television and web-based content, and Professor Jack Lerner, Director of the Intellectual Property, Arts and Technology Clinic … Full Story

 
  Clearance and Copyright 4th Edition Has Arrived!

The latest and greatest edition of Clearance and Copyright is now available for sale.  It is with great excitement that Donaldson and Callif release the 4th edition of the industry’s standard for fair use and filmmaking resources.  Complete with downloadable/editable … Full Story

 
  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Class of 2013

Donaldson added, “Preservation of the journalistic privilege for documentary filmmakers in spite of how they initially find out about a story and in spite of how passionately they advocate for their subjects is essential to documentarians being able to work effectively.” Full Story

 
  2012 International Documentary Association Nominations

Congratulations to our clients for their nominations in the 2012 International Documentary Association’s Awards. Kirby Dick – “The Invisible War” Lauren Greenfield – “Queen of Versailles” Onyx Films, LLC – “The Harvest of Empire” Rodney Ascher & Tim Kirk – … Full Story

 
  DMCA, Fair Use, Documentary Filmakers and Remixes

Documentary filmmakers show regulators the cost of criminalizing copying of popular culture. Full Story