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Please join us for a provocative and lively discussion on the legal issues that affect documentary filmmakers and their work — from fair use to music rights to negotiating distribution contracts.

Karen Shatzkin is a 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, and media distributors. Her stories from the trenches are richly informative, instructive and often funny. A long-time friend to the Documentary Studies program and a frequent Doc Talk guest, Ms. Shatzkin offers an invaluable perspective on the vast terrain of legal rights for documentary producers.

Karen Shatzkin graduated from the American School of Paris, France, in 1968, and from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1972 (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She is a graduate of Columbia Law School (Class of 1977), where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and received the Archie O. Dawson Prize for proficiency in advocacy. She has had her own private practice since 1983 and currently is a member of the adjunct faculty of Columbia Law School.

Free and open to all university members.

Hosted by Deanna Kamiel, Assistant Professor of Documentary Media Studies.

Monday, October 23, at 1 pm  — Kellen Auditorium, The New School, 66 Fifth Avenue

Presented by the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies

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