Congratulations to all our Clients who won awards at the Oscars and Spirit Awards this weekend!

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – American Factory, Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, Jeff Reichert  MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING – Bombshell, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker     BEST FEATURE – The Farewell (PRODUCERS: Anita Gou, Daniele Melia, Andrew Miano, Peter Saraf, Marc … Full Story

  Congratulations to American Factory for winning Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars!

This is our third client in a row to win Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. Congratulations to American Factory!  In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. … 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

  Law Banning Video of Animal Cruelty Struck Down

Supreme Court strikes down federal ban on the sale of videos depicting violence against animals. Full Story