Wednesday, April 24, 2002


April 24, 2002


This coming weekend (April 27 and 28, 2002) I will be teaching my UCLA extension class on Self-Defense for Filmmakers. This seminar explains how writers and filmmakers can prevent problems by properly securing underlying rights, and by encouraging other parties to live up to agreements by adding performance incentives, default penalties and arbitration clauses. In the event of a dispute, participants learn what remedies are available to enforce their rights.

Related topics include creative approvals, typical compensation and terms of studio contracts, merchandising deals, and negotiating tactics and strategies. The seminar includes more than 100 pages of useful contracts, checklists, forms and materials. MCLE credit available.

The class is held on Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM, and on Sunday from 9 AM to 12 PM in room 2250 in the Public Policy Building at the UCLA campus in Westwood.
To register for the class call UCLA at (310) 825-9971 or visit their