- Sat, Nov 18, 2017 10:00 PM
3470 Wilshire Boulevard
Latitude: 34.0617, Longitude: -118.3
Saturday, November 18, 10:00AM to 1:00PM Location:IDA Offices3470 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 980Los Angeles, CA 90010 (Map) APPLY MEMBER DISCOUNT Join the IDA now! For discounted admission prices and more! Join us for an informative Fair Use Master Class with prominent entertainment attorney, Lisa Callif. Lisa is the founding Partner of Donaldson + Callif, and co-writer of Clearance and Copyright, 4th Edition and The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking. Lisa’s practice focuses on representing independent narrative and documentary filmmakers in all aspects of the filmmaking process, with an emphasis on clearance matters, including fair use. Using examples from her extensive experience working on clearance issues in documentaries, Lisa will break down the do’s and don’ts of fair use. As a special feature of this class, Lisa will workshop up to 5 projects to determine if fair use can be applied. Producers are welcome to apply with their examples, which will be selected before the class. (Details will be sent to you upon registration.) Topics covered will include: Application of fair use in documentary programming When to ask for permission and who to ask E&O Insurance Fair use misconceptions This class is ideal for: Experienced director/producers working on docs who want to expand their toolkit of storytelling devices. Film students and recent film school graduates who want to supplement their education with hands-on expert advice. Seasoned filmmakers who want to refresh or expand their fair use knowledge. Lisa Callif As a Founding Partner of Donaldson + Callif, Lisa Callif is the go-to attorney for all things clearance. With extensive experience in clearance, fair use and copyright issues, she is a leader in overcoming legal hurdles, and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards – among her many accolades are recognition as a Hollywood Reporter Power Lawyer and a Daily Journal Top Entertainment Lawyer, as well as her ranking by Variety on the Dealmakers Impact Report and the Best and the Brightest list. Lisa’s practice focuses on representing independent filmmakers in all aspects of their moviemaking, including financing, production and distribution. She cuts through red tape for her clients, enabling films to be made and distributed, and works tirelessly to preserve artists’ voices so that they can shine a light on stories that otherwise might not be told. Driving and Parking: Wilshire/Normandie is the intersection of IDA offices. Our tower building on 3470 Wilshire is not visible off of the street. It is behind the 3460 building. Paid visitor parking is located on Mariposa, south of Wilshire. Just after turning onto Mariposa, take an immediate right to enter to visitor parking area (next to the restaurant/club, Brass Monkey). Feel free to park in any spot NOT marked 'Reserved'. Once you have parked, exit your vehicle and walk back toward the shops by where you pulled into the garage. Take a left once you get out of the garage to head toward our building. After several feet, you should see our building on the left. We are on the 9th floor, in the corner. Public Transportation: IDA offices are located at Wilshire and Normandie and are easily accessible by LA Metro buses and the Metro Purple Line (Wilshire/Normandie stop). Special support provided by: Members and Supporters of the IDA Doc U is the International Documentary Association's series of educational seminars and workshops for aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers. Taught by artists and industry experts, participants receive vital information and insight on various topics relevant to the world of documentary filmmaking.