DOC NYC PRO: LAW SCHOOL DAY

Showtimes

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 9:00 AM | Cinepolis Chelsea

Open to these badge holders: All Access, DOC NYC PRO, DOC NYC PRO Second Half, Law School Day Pass. To buy a pass click here.

DOC NYC PRO is co-presented by Amazon Studios.

DOC NYC PRO takes us to law school, concluding with a full day devoted to legal issues and questions about making documentaries today. Experts will discuss the rules and regulations of privacy, right to record, confidentiality and permissions and help you protect yourself as a filmmaker. Filmmakers will share their tales from the field and what they learned.

BREAKFAST 9:00AM-10:00AM

MORNING MANIFESTO 10:00AM-10:30AM
Caty Borum Chattoo (Director, Center for Media & Social Impact) shares her insights on social justice and documentary.

ETHICS, OBJECTIVITY & CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECTS 10:30AM-11:40AM
Marc H. Simon (Fox Rothschild LLP) leads this discussion focusing on the legal aspects of controversial subjects. Along with Lincoln Bandlow (Fox Rothschild LLP), and filmmakers James Lester (Naked: (Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story) and Stacey Reiss (The Eagle Huntress), he will share advice on sticking to the story and what to do when challenges arise. Co-presented by Fox Rothschild LLP

FINANCING & DISTRIBUTION: FACTS & FIGURES 12:00PM-1:10PM
Financing your film is no small task, and the distribution landscape is more complex and confusing than ever before. Adam Beasley (Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP), Christine Kecher (A+E Studios), and Josh Braun (Submarine Entertainment) discuss the business and legal issues you will face, and take you through the steps to avoid the biggest pitfalls. Moderator: Simon Pulman (Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP) Co-presented by Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

FILMMAKING IN THE TRUMP ERA 2:00PM-3:10PM
Documentaries reflect our times, and are also shaped by them. The current political climate is having a dramatic effect not only on storytelling, but on the practicalities of getting your film shot. Filmmakers David Byars (No Man’s Land), Deia Schlosberg (The Reluctant Radical) and Katy Scoggin (Risk), along with attorney Victoria Cook (Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC), discuss challenges to telling their stories. Moderator: Kristin McCracken (McCrackHouse.com). Co-presented by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.

FILMING OUTSIDE YOUR HOME TURF 3:30PM-4:30PM
How do you get comfortable with your subjects and your situation when you are in unknown territory? What are the legal and practical issues to address before you embark? Filmmakers Evgeny Afineevsky (Cries from Syria), Rebecca Cammisa (Atomic Homefront), Lana Wilson (The Departure) and DOC NYC 2016 Pitch Perfect filmmaker Nathan Fitch (Island Soldier) discuss their approach. Moderator: Shayla Harris (formerly New York Times)

HAPPY HOUR 5:00PM-6:00PM

Open to these badge holders: All Access, DOC NYC PRO, DOC NYC PRO Second Half, Law School Day Pass. To buy a pass click here.

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