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DOC TALK: Legal Q&As For Documentary Makers with Indie Lawyer Karen Shatzkin


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Monday, November 4th at 1pm

West 13 St. Room 1204

Please join us for a lively discussion about legal issues that affect documentaries and their makers—from fair use to music rights to negotiating distribution contracts. Karen Shatzkin is a well known and highly regarded indie lawyer who has represented numerous narrative fiction and documentary producers including many Media Studies and Doc Studies alums in their contracts with broadcasters, festival programmers, distributors and others involved in the media business. Her stories from the trenches are richly informative, instructive, and often funny or horrifying, depending on how close the problems she relates touches on your work dilemmas. A long-time friend to Doc Studies and a frequent Doc Talk guest, Shatzkin offers an invaluable perspective on the vast terrain of legal rights and wrongs for documentary producers.