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Legal 411: The Legal Info Every Writer Needs to Work Smart and Succeed in the Film Industry

At a Glance

  • Legal and business information on writing and selling your screenplay
  • Learn how to avoid the legal mistakes that will sabotage your writing process and career
  • Information on securing representation, pitching, and selling your screenplay

COURSE DETAILS

In this 2 hr Legal 411 seminar with Dinah Perez, she will share valuable legal and insider information every working writer knows, but will not share with you.

  • How to write with a partner without risking your rights to the screenplay .
  • When and how to acquire life story rights.
  • Adapting public domain material
  • Acquiring the rights to books and other material not created by you
  • Whether to copyright or register your screenplay with the WGA
  • Tips for Protecting your ideas while pitching
  • Why you should avoid signing Submission Releases
  • The must have deal points in a screenplay option/purchase agreement.
  • Getting hired to write.
  • Securing representation.

Dinah Perez, Esq. has been in the practice of entertainment law since 1996. She authored the Legal 411 for Screenplays in the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory (2014). She’s been published in a myriad of periodicals and has been featured in John Scott Lewinski’s books, “The Writers Guide to Agents and Managers” and “Alone in the Room.”

She will share with you all the legal information she believes every writer needs to know to work smart and succeed in the film business. Ms. Perez will take questions during the seminar, provide valuable handouts, and gift those in attendance a free phone consultation.

LOCATION

The Writers Store
3510 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505

10:30AM - 12:30PM

Product Details

  • Date available: 09/09/2014
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Dinah Perez

DINAH PEREZ graduated Loyola Law School and has been in the practice of entertainment law since 1996.  She practices film, television, theater, music, new media, copyright, and trademark law. She enjoys practicing entertainment law because she has great respect for the arts and those who create, and relishes helping her clients attain their professional goals.  

Ms. Perez has been published in Story Board Magazine, Release Print, Script Magazine, AThe Screenwriters Guide to Agents and Managers,