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Reducing your Attack Surface

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Contributed By Glen Berry

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LESSON
The Producer and the Law
An introduction to a producer's understanding of the legal aspects of their job and the importance of observing a few guidelines.
Intellectual Property Basics
The spectre hanging over every independent producer's head is the threat of legal liability. Unfortunately, the first time that this spectre materializes, few are prepared and the legal sting can be lethal.
Reducing your Attack Surface
How to protect yourself against legal liability and ensure that your film is insurable for E&O.
The Option Agreement
Registration and copyright, the option agreement and control of the intellectual property.
Production Contracts
The essential documents that form the bulk of your paper armor against a lawsuit. Deal memos, Work-for-hire agreements, Location Releases and Music Rights.