3rd June 2011

If you know your legals you'll know how to avoid those legal loopholes when you make your next project. Essential for Screenwriters, Directors and Producers, this seminar will explain the fundamental legal issues surrounding screen content creation. Lawyers Michael Tucak, from creativeIlegal, and Film Victoria's Sally Wilson will explain the basics of copyright law in relation to film, contracts and chain of title. They will also discuss legal issues concerning working online, such as online collaborative projects and online distribution, and tell you about producer’s offsets.

A panel discussion will follow the legal presentations. Participants are encouraged to post any question they would like addressed during the workshop by emailing

This seminar is presented by the Arts Law Centre of Australia in partnership with Open Channel. The Arts Law Centre of Australia aims at providing accessible legal services for artists and arts organisations. Open Channel is Victoria's Screen Resource Centre, supporting a diverse and innovative screen industry by providing training and professional development, production initiatives and support.


Date: Thursday 16 June 2011, 6pm – 8pm.
Venue: Open Channel, Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour - Docklands.
Cost: Admission Free.

To register your attendance email Please include SCREEN RIGHTS in the subject heading.


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