Legal for Docs Day (Nov. 18)

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Showings

Cinépolis Chelsea Thu, Nov 18 9:00 AM

Description


Each PRO Day Pass guarantees admission for (1) to DOC NYC PRO panels and events specific to the day and progamming track selected, plus access to the Festival Lounge for the day, including breakfast and happy hour.


To experience the DOC NYC PRO lineup, purchase an individual PRO Day Pass (via the Buy Day Pass button) to hone in on a specific subject, or benefit from discounted pricing when you purchase Multi-Day Pass Packs to an assortment of topic strands.

Not valid for any DOC NYC film programs or Visionaries Luncheon tickets. Passes are non-transferable. Unused or unclaimed passes are strictly non-refundable.
 


Explore the practical and ethical legal questions that face documentary filmmakers.


The day starts with Breakfast (9-10 AM) and ends with a Happy Hour (4:15-5:15 PM) co-presented by Cinepolis..



10 AM – 11:10 AM
ANCILLARY RIGHTS


The documentary is just the beginning! Entertainment attorney Simon Pulman and a panel of industry guests discuss how to extend and monetize your film. Covering scripted film and TV remakes, spinoff podcasts, live touring events, and companion publishing, this panel will talk about the legal and deal making considerations when moving beyond a single film and will explain how filmmakers can best prepare themselves for success. Co-presented by CDAS (Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard).


11:30 AM – 12:40 PM THE NEW AND EVOLVING UNSCRIPTED EPISODIC LANDSCAPE


Join Fox Rothschild entertainment attorneys Marc H. Simon, Daniel Benge and Daniel Spencer along with other industry leaders, as they discuss current trends in the unscripted episodic landscape and illustrate distinctions between traditional documentary deal constructs and new and evolving episodic deal structures. Co-presented by Fox Rothschild LLP.



1:30 PM – 2:40 PM NEW TRENDS IN ETHICS AND DOCUMENTARIES

Attorneys Nicole Page and Michelle Lamardo from law firm Reavis Page Jump LLP discuss ethical and legal issues in documentaries along with producer Jessica Devaney (founder of Multitude Films and producer of Pray Away and numerous other films) and another established director. This session will dive into a variety of subjects from the trend towards compensating subjects to when, if ever, it is appropriate to provide subjects rights of review or approval. Co-presented by Reavis Page Jump LLP.


3 PM – 4:10 PM WORKING WITH CELEBRITIES

Join well-known entertainment lawyer Victoria Cook and her colleagues Melissa Georges and Ben Moskowitz for a discussion of the pros and cons of working with celebrities in docs. Learn how to negotiate and structure relationships with high-profile participants, executive producers, financiers and more. Co-presented by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC. 

DOC NYC PRO is co-presented by Apple Original Films.

All guests & staff will be required to comply with our Health & Safety protocols while attending DOC NYC events. For the latest information, please review our policies here.