– Do you use copyrighted material in your production?
– What rights do you need to secure?
– What are the differences between features, television, and new media?
– What is “Fair Use” of copyrighted material and how much will it cost?
The Producers Guild of America East Documentary and Seminar Committees organized a lively panel discussion to help you sort it all out.
LESLI KLAINBERG — PGA Doc Committee member and owner of Orchard Films, Lesli Klainberg is an award-winning producerand director, whose documentaries have screened at film festivals such as Berlin, Sundance, Outfest and Frameline, and have been broadcaston networks including Cinemax, Showtime, A&E, The Independent FilmChannel (IFC), AMC, Bravo, WE and PBS.
PETER JASZI — Professor of Law, and Director of Intellectual Property Law Clinic at American University, Peter Jaszi has literally written the book on copyright and Fair Use.
Iris Lugo – Iris is an insurance broker for C & S International Insurance Brokers, Inc. C & S is an independent insurance brokerage that specializes in coverage for media, entertainment, performing arts, theatrical productions, venues and related businesses.
PAUL PARAY –Having written more than $30 million in Errors & Omissions Insurance, Paul Paray isVice President of HRH, one of the world’s largest insurance and consulting firms.
Ken Swezey — Entertainment Lawyer and PartnerCowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, Stephen Sheppard has been instrumental in crafting Fair Use standards for the entertainment industry. Ken is a copyright / trademark attorney.