legally speaking it depends

Legally Speaking, It Depends: One Theme, Two Movies

Changing things up, today’s column will look more at the business aspects of taking a film from pitch to film festivals and beyond and how similarity on the surface doesn’t always play out the same. As test subjects, we’ll look at two films who could have been elevator pitched with the...

Legally Speaking, It Depends – Clearances

The savvy writer should be aware that an important aspect to the cost of production is the procedure of clearing the script to ready the project for production. This isn’t a process of making sure the script is short enough to pass through a doorway. These are the legal and business...

Legally Speaking, It Depends: What are Moral Rights?

Horror films don’t scare most lawyers. In fact, not much does. Jaded attorneys, well versed in the terms of filmic discourse seldom dread stepping into the most arcane and scary legal conundrum in the course of deal making. But there is one clause that sends shivers of doubt and uncertainty into...