DATE: Thursday 16 May 2013
WHERE: The Old Courthouse, Cnr Hartley and Parsons Streets (entry via Parsons Street), Alice Springs
At every stage of the filmmaking process the legal rights of all the film’s contributors need to be considered. From the director, producer, soundtrack composer, scriptwriter and actors just to name a few. Before you go public, be it online, the big screen or enter a competition you need to make sure that you have copyright permission from everyone who has creatively contributed to your film. This process is referred to as ‘clearing copyright’ or getting ‘chain of title’ and Arts Law can help you handle this. Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and artists raises unique issues and imposes ethical and cultural responsibilities – Arts Law will cover the protocols for filmmakers in that situation.
Seminar topics include:
- Copyright basics for filmmakers.
- How to clear rights and obtain licences.
- The fine print of prizes and competitions – what to look out for!
- Ethical collaboration with Indigenous communities
- Case studies and Q&A