San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Defamation and First Amendment Workshop with Nicole Page
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 6:30-8:30pm
Free speech in the U.S. is under threat in a way that is new and frightening. Defamation lawsuits targeting speech have surged in recent months, and high-profile cases against the likes of Gawker and Katie Couric have gained much attention. While on their face, these cases are about defamation they can also have the effect of free speech suppression. In the current political climate, documentary filmmakers may come under intense scrutiny, regardless of their journalistic integrity. This workshop will look at how defamation cases could have a chilling effect on free speech, and how documentary filmmakers can protect themselves moving forward. Join WMM as we welcome Nicole Page, a Women Make Movies Board Member and a Partner of the Law Firm, Reavis, Parent and Lehrer who practices in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property and employment law.
Please note: If you prefer to register by phone, contact us at 212-925-0606 ext 310
Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Nathan Cummings Foundation, with the support and encouragement of Rebecca Gregg, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
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