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LSG & STAGE 18 FILM BUSINESS & LEGAL PROGRAM

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THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE FROM 6PM-8PM ON 09/21, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30

Curious how to set up your company? What are the documents you need to secure investors? How do you navigate distribution agreements? How do you license music rights? What can you do to protect your Film Production IP in the digital age?

These questions, and many more, will all be answered as part of a 6-week workshop designed just for YOU. Join us at Stage 18 Chicago with one of Chicago's premiere entertainment law firm as they share with you all of their legal knowledge, and help you structure your creative endeavors. It's all of the legal advice you always wanted - but could never afford - until now. Sign up today!

Leavens, Strand & Glover is an entertainment, media and intellectual property law firm with a focus on creative industries and endeavors. With offices in Chicago and Nashville, the firm represents both institutional and talent clients in a variety of transactional and litigation matters and crafts favorable outcomes to difficult problems.

September 21 - Collaboration and Entity Formation – Assembling (and dissembling) your team and creating your corporation, with Peter Strand & Travis Life.

October 12 - Story content creation and acquisition including story/book options, life rights, spec scripts, works made-for-hire, and original works, with Thomas Leavens.

October 26 - Talent Agreements (cast and crew), union issues, releases and location agreements (and releases), with Jed Enlow.

November 9 - Fundraising – Crowdfunding, investors, PPMs, tax credits, with Joe Voss.

November 16 - Film Production IP, Rights Clearances and Insurance – Copyright and Trademarks protections for your film and proper clearance issues for works used in your film, as well as E&O, production, business, and key person issues with insurance, with Peter Strand & Teresa Rodriguez.

November 30 - Distribution Agreements- Deal points and pitfalls (net profits, territory, term, copyright ownership, etc), with Jerry Glover.

LSG BIOS:

Thomas R. Leavens, Founding Partner
 Tom’s practice spans all areas of entertainment and media, including extensive litigation and corporate work.
 His well-regarded practical guide, Music Law for the General Practitioner, was published by the ABA in 2013
 Multiple selections by Super Lawyers, Chambers and Best Lawyers (including “Lawyer of the Year” in 2014 and 2015)

Peter Strand, Founding Partner
 Peter is a former national recording artist with the band “Yipes!” and now represents well-known musical artists as well as content creators in film, television and publishing, in transactions, litigation and Intellectual Property.
 Multiple selections by Chambers, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers (including “Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois” 2015)

Jerry Glover, Founding Partner
 Jerry represents theatre, television, film and digital media producers including reality television producers. He also has a particular depth of experience in marketing and promotions regulations regarding broadcaster entities and their contests, sweepstakes, privacy and advertising compliance, including the OWN network and the producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Multiple selections by Super Lawyers, Chambers and Best Lawyers (including “Lawyer of the Year” in 2012 and 2017)

Jed Enlow, Partner
 Jed has served as production counsel for multiple nationally syndicated television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Steve Harvey. He also represents on-screen talent, production and event companies in media content creation and protection.
 Multiple selections by Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Emerging Lawyers

Travis Life, Associate
 Travis has experience in transactional and litigation practice for clients in all areas of entertainment, and is currently on the governing committee of ABA’s Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries.
 Multiple selections by Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Leading Lawyers

Joe Voss, Of Counsel (Grand Rapids)
​ Joe has particular experience advising clients on artist-cause collaborations and assisting them in using media to further their non-profit missions, as well as film financing and production and general corporate work for clients in the entertainment industry.

Teresa Rodriguez, Paralegal
 Teresa has extensive experience negotiating contracts and licensing agreements in the film, television and music industries. She spent many years as a clearance supervisor for the Steve Harvey daytime talk show and as senior media licensing coordinator for The Oprah Winfrey Show.


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