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Bankrolling a Blockbuster: Part 1 – Investment

As many filmmakers know, it takes a lot more than a strong screenplay, powerful cast and innovative artistic vision to take a great story from paper to the big screen.  So, what is the magical movie-making ingredient?  MONEY, pure and simple.


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Hitting the Right Notes: the Fine Line between Inspiration and Infringement

If you’re a singer or songwriter, chances are you’ve been influenced by other artists’ work.  In the past few years, a number of musicians have filed lawsuits against other performers for copyright infringement, claiming that their songs have been copied.  But so many artists are inspired by the rhythms, lyrics, and compositions of other songs. 


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Ready, Aim, Fyre: Legal Lessons From Fyre Festival

The news has been alight with disastrous tales of Fyre Festival, the unforgettable musical experience that never was.  Unsurprisingly, the festival has been hit with multiple lawsuits and more are likely in the pipeline.  To add fuel to the fire, the festival’s pitch deck was leaked and the internet has wasted no time in picking


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Independent Game Developers – What to Keep in Mind

The independent game developer doesn’t need to be told how valuable it is to protect their work.  However, many choose to take short cuts, use online contract generators, or proceed on handshakes.  Developers work hard to create complex worlds and innovative ideas in gaming, and now more than ever it’s important to be knowledgeable about


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Is Your Talent Agency Agreement Fair?

You’ve met a talent agent, and you think it might help your entertainment career.  Unlike a talent manager whose principal duty is to advise and manage your career, an agent’s role is primarily focused on helping you find work.  Agents also assist in making connections and negotiating contracts.  Typically, the agent will require you to


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Life Rights Agreements – What You Need To Know

You are a creative person who has found out about someone with a compelling story, and you’d like to develop a book, TV show or film based on their life.  But in the middle of your excitement and creative rush, it hits you: “Maybe I need to get permission first, but how?”  Here is what


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Protecting an Idea Part II

If you’re looking to protect your valuable idea, make sure to check out Part I of this series, found here. But, what happens when it’s already too late?  You had a great idea, spent a lot of time working on it, and then you find out someone is using it without your permission!  Here are


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