Music Rights in Filmmaking: 2019 Nitehawk Shorts Festival Special Event

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Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg

136 Metropolitan Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Join VLA on November 13th at the Nitehawk Cinema for a special class on music rights in filmmaking! This class is open to Nitehawk Shorts Festival participants as well as the general public.

As a filmmaker, one of the most important issues you encounter is securing permission for the use of music in your film. The process can feel daunting, but it doesn't have to be. In this class, taught by VLA's Executive Director Katie Wagner, Esq., you'll get an overview of music copyrights, including ownership and fair use, and an understanding of the basics of music clearances for the use of music in film.

Katie Wagner has expertise in the field of music publishing, having served as Vice President and Counsel for the National Music Publishers’ Association. As Executive Director of VLA, Ms. Wagner is responsible for developing VLA’s legal services, education, and advocacy programming, and facilitating pro bono legal representation for hundreds of artists, including filmmakers and arts and cultural organizations in need each year. She also oversees the overall operations of VLA and regularly consults with artists of all disciplines seeking legal assistance. For more about Katie Wagner, click here.

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Friday, November 13, 4:30 - 6 PM

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Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg
136 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Fees:

This class is free to filmmakers who are participating in the Nitehawk Shorts Festival. If this applies to you, please contact 212.319.2787 x Ext. 10 or registrations@vlany.org to receive a code to access your ticket.

For those not participating in the Festival, the following fees apply:
$25 Students
$35 General Public

To register by phone or email, please contact 212.319.2787 x Ext. 10 or registrations@vlany.org.

Refund Policy:

All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.

For more information on this program, please contact Caryn Coleman, Director of Programming/Special Projects at 718-963-2917.

About the Nitehawk Shorts Festival

Now in its sixth year, the Nitehawk Shorts Festival has become a bonafide home for the independent short film community. This year’s installment, taking place from November 7-12, will feature 60 short films under twenty minutes and has expanded with additional events that include educational classes and off-site workshops.

The NSF continues its mission to represent diverse backgrounds, voices, and perspectives with a selection of exceptional short-form films. The official slate includes 60 films by 70 filmmakers and, committed to equal representation, the Nitehawk Shorts Festival has gender parity for 2018. For more information, click here.

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Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg

136 Metropolitan Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11249

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