Wed. Dec 6, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Ever wondered why “Night of the Living Dead” is in the public domain? Or why Todd Haynes’ Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story was pulled from distribution? This workshop is designed to offer a broad overview of copyright law as it relates to documentary film and video production. Besides discussing acquisition of literary, visual and music rights, this workshop will address how to avoid potential infringement claims and how to register and protect your copyrights. Special emphasis will be placed obtaining necessary releases, analyzing what constitutes a fair use of copyrighted material, and how to evaluate whether a work resides in the public domain.