AiF: Producing Lab
Securing the Rights: A Producer’s Guide
Whether you’re producing a small independent picture or gigantic Hollywood blockbuster each motion picture begins with securing ownership to an underlying literary work or “property”. This property can take many forms, a novel, a play or an original screenplay.
The first in a series of producing labs to be hosted and facilitated by Australians in Film (AiF) and the Australian Government’s Brand Australia program, will focus on the various issues surrounding securing ownership to an underlying literary property, and why this is critical for a producer.
The lab will also briefly touch upon:
(i) the option-purchase agreement which must be negotiated by a producer to option the motion picture rights to a property.
(ii) how a producer can address chain-of-title (or rights) issues.
(iii) Q&A discussion.
August 23, 2012
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
*We invite you to remain for social drinks at the club bar following the lab.
(Free parking is located at the rear of the club)
The lab will consist of a panel discussion with the partners of entertainment law firm CTP Media Partners, Inc., David W. Beck and Matt Cooper, and will be moderated by AiF Chair Paula Paizes.
About CTP Media Partners, Inc.
CTP Media Partners, Inc. (CTP) is a California based law corporation focusing on the legal and business affairs requirements of the entertainment industry. The firm offers a wide range of legal services related to the development, production, delivery and distribution of entertainment properties.
CTP’s attorneys have extensive production, legal and business knowledge accumulated from years of advising and assisting a wide variety of entertainment industry clients including studios, production companies, producers, and filmmakers.
More information about the firm and its partners can be found at
About Brand Australia
In 2010, the Australian Government committed A$20 million over four years to the Building Brand Australia Program, recognising that there are tangible advantages to having a strong and well-rounded country reputation and that our global reputation is not consistent with the reality of contemporary Australia. The program responds to the needs and opportunity to more effectively communicate the skills and contributions of contemporary Australia to a global audience.
The broad objective of the Building Brand Australia Program, expressed through the brand ‘Australia Unlimited’ is to enrich Australia’s global reputation by achieving enhanced awareness of contemporary Australian credentials in business, science, education, technology, creativity and not-for-profit activity.
More information can be found at www.australiaunlimited.com
Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Ave
LOS ANGELES 90064
Thursday August 23, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT
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