FAIR USE & BEST PRACTICES: The Good, The Bad, and The Confusing

Video: 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?

– 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.