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Legal Issues for Documentary Filmmakers

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Tennessee has the #1 workforce for music and is #6 in film/video industry employment so it's no surprise that these two industries, along with digital media, gaming, and entertainment, account for $6 billion in annual economic output for the state.

This must-attend webinar is designed for students, filmmakers and attorneys seeking a comprehensive overview of the legal issues involved in the production and distribution of documentary films. Whether you're an aspiring filmmaker or an experienced documentarian, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to safeguard your creative work while staying within the boundaries of the law.

This course is approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of one and a half (1.5) hours of general credit.

Presenting attorney: 

William L. Whitacre, Esq.
Whitacre Entertainment Law, PA

William L. Whitacre is an entertainment attorney with over three decades of experience in film, music, and television.  His screen credits as attorney include the most successful independent film in history, the iconic Blair Witch Project, as well as films with Academy Award winning actors produced in locations from Universal Studios Florida to Vancouver, B.C. and Hong Kong. Mr. Whitacre’s documentary film credits include the Dove Award winning A Dog’s Life: The Oscar Lose Story, and the Regional Emmy Winning WASP: A Wartime Experiment in WoMan Power, as well as Silver Wings and Civil Rights,  the Tuskegee Airmen story, winner of the Audience Award at the Miami International Film Festival. 

The Arts & Business Council's TN Film & Entertainment Webinar Series is made possible by support from the Tennessee Entertainment Commission. CreateTN.com

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