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Copyright, Trademark, and Intellectual Property for Filmmakers

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  •   01 Introduction to Advanced IP for Filmmakers

  •   03 Client Service Agreements


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About The Class

become your own best advocate.

It’s one thing to know terms like “copyright infringement” or “intellectual property” – understanding and applying those concepts as a filmmaker can be much more challenging. Join Rachel Rodgers to learn everything you need to know to become your own best advocate.

In this class, you’ll learn when and why you need signed releases. You’ll also learn how to create client service agreements that protect your best interests. Rachel will also help you troubleshoot common copyright infringement issues filmmakers often face. Documentary filmmaker Eric Proux will join the conversation to share his been-there-done-that expertise.

No matter what type of films you make, this class will give you the skills and confidence to both defend and profit from your unique creations.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction to Advanced IP for Filmmakers

  2. 02

    Looking Through the Lens of IP

  3. 03

    Client Service Agreements

  4. 04

    Grant of Rights Clause

  5. 05

    Rights of Copyright

  6. 06

    No Guarantees Clause

  7. 07

    Works for Hire

  8. 08

    Boilerplate Clauses

  9. 09

    Building your Contract: Monique Johnson

  10. 10

    Copyright Benefits and Coverage

  11. 11

    How-to: Copyright Registration

  12. 12

    Copyright Infringement in Films

  13. 13

    The Public Domain

  14. 14

    Trademark Registration


Meet Your Expert

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers is an intellectual property and business lawyer for innovative companies who are disrupting their markets. Rachel has worked with companies in various industries, from mobile app developers to luxury inns. She started her law practice, Rachel Rodgers Law ... read more

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  • Robert W. Daniel

    March 2019

    This is HOT! This is a must see course for anyone who is producing or filming an independent film.

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