Festival de Cine Global Dominicano

Workshop: The US Film Law

Thomas Crowell

18 .11.13 al 19.11.13 / De 9:00 a.m. a 12:00 pm. / Funglode Auditorium

Creating a movie is more than just a labor of love: it’s also an investment of time and money. But while countless hours are spent setting up shots and editing footage, many producers spend too little time taking care of the legal aspects of their productions. As a result, producers often learn the difficult lesson that no matter how good their films may be, a distributor can’t sell a movie unless all of the necessary rights and permissions have been secured. In fact, without the correct agreements in place, producers may be surprised to find out that they may not even own their own films!

For American attorneys and producers, the laws that govern the film making process can be quite complex; for non-US producers and attorneys, the United States laws can seem impossible to navigate. This two-day workshop will help attorneys and producers from the Dominican Republic understand core concepts in American film law, better preparing them to work with United States producers, production companies, and distribution companies.

The workshops will be taught by law professor and attorney, Thomas A. Crowell, Esq., author of one of the best-selling United States legal guides on film law, The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers (Focal Press, 2ed. 2011).

This is a 2-day workshop, with each day comprised of a three-hour workshop, with two 10-minute breaks each day.

Workshop: Scenios, film production software

Mark Davis

14.11.13 – 3:00 pm / Funglode Auditorium

Scenios was founded by media entrepreneur Mark Davis, and Emmy-winner Jeff Wurtz. The Scenios platform is primarily a web app, which congregates all production documents, daily videos, calendars, etc., into one place via a smooth interface. In addition to being a web app, Scenios can also be downloaded locally and is sync-able. It works across all platforms, including PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Android. This cross-compatibility is huge, as everyone on a production is likely to have their own flavor of computing device.  Mark Davis writes and speaks frequently about using new cloud-based technologies for film and television production, and he is the contributing author of “Internet Age Broadcaster”.

General Information

Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo

Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo - FUNGLODE

Calle Capitán Eugenio de Marchena #26 La Esperilla
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana

+1 (809) 685 9966 Ext. 2110 y 2112



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