April 17, 2002
UPCOMING UCLA SEMINARS
I will be teaching a new UCLA extension class this summer on Financing Independent Features and Negotiationg a Distribution Agreement.
This comprehensive seminar explores how independent films are financed and distributed. Topics include financing via pre-sales, debt and limited partnerships, negotiating tactics, typical contract terms, cross-collaterization and creative accounting. Particular attention is paid to how producers and filmmakers can protect themselves by watering down warranties, getting added to the E & O policy, using lab access letter to retain possession of their negative, and utilizing termination and arbitration clauses. The seminar includes a handout with a distribution contract, articles, self-defense checklist and other materials.
8.75 hours of MCLE credit available.
Reg# M7896BUCLA: Public Policy Bldg.Saturday, 10am-5pm,August 10Sunday, 9am-12pm,August 11