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Friday, September 21 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Entertainment Law Panel

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Motion pictures and television programs are produced by and distributed through the collaboration of many individuals and the typical film or television programs requires a knowledge of legal principles from a variety of legal areas such as corporate, securities, contract, intellectual property, state statutory and common law, tort, labor and employment and federal and state tax.  There are a variety of business forms and practices that are unique to entertainment. 

Robert Labate, one of Chicago's leading entertainment lawyers, Daniel Farris, and Carmelita Tiu will walk through the "Arc of Production" covering the following topics:

  • Introduction to Arc of Production
  • Copyright Act
  • Fair use on Copyright 
  • Introduction to film financing 
  • Production Issues - Writing and Talent - Part 1
  • Production Issues - Crew, Locations, other agreements
  • Delivery and distribution for film, TV and Internet

This course will count as CLE credit for lawyers. It is also geared towards independent film-makers looking to understand some of the legal aspects of film-making.

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Daniel L. Farris

Associate, Holland & Knight
Daniel Farris is an associate in Holland & Knight's Litigation Group. Mr. Farris concentrates his litigation and transactional practice in the areas of intellectual property, technology and corporate law. As a former software engineer and network administrator, Mr. Farris has an extensive background in the information technology and telecommunications industries – a skill utilized on behalf of his intellectual property... Read More →
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Robert Labate

Partner, Holland & Knight
Robert J. Labate is a corporate restructuring and bankruptcy attorney who is widely recognized for his transactional media work in film and television. Mr. Labate is the co-chair of the Chicago office Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, and he is an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University School of Law, where he teaches courses on “Pre-Bankruptcy Workout and Restructuring” and “The Law of Television and Film... Read More →
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Carmelita Tiu

Corporate Counsel, VSA Partners Inc.
Carmelita Tiu (“Cat”) is Corporate Counsel for VSA Partners, Inc., an independent design, branding and advertising collective. In this role, she provides legal counsel regarding the various legal issues that confront creative organizations, including the creation, protection and licensing of intellectual property, employment issues, and business and corporate matters. Prior to VSA, Ms. Tiu worked as an attorney for Harpo Productions... Read More →

Friday September 21, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Columbia College Chicago 1104 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago

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