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Poster for Film Columbus Workshop Presented by Cinema Columbus 2024: Legal Sessions

Film Columbus Workshop Presented by Cinema Columbus 2024: Legal Sessions

Opens on April 27

Run Time: 180 min.

Hosted at Gateway Film Center as part of the 2024 Cinema Columbus Film Festival. Tickets are $25 ($15 for students) and can be purchased from Film Columbus here.

The festival, which marks its third year in 2024, will present a total of 22 screenings involving nearly 50 feature and short films at seven locations, including the Drexel Theatre, Gateway Film Center, Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse, Grandview Theater & Drafthouse, McConnell Arts Center, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Southern Theatre.

Attend one or both workshops with one ticket! No need to buy tickets for both sessions.

Join us for an immersive legal workshop series tailored specifically for new and indie filmmakers, led by Lindsey Wagner and Sean Pope, two experienced entertainment attorneys. Session 1 will explore the ins and outs of establishing intellectual property foundations and crafting and managing contracts, while Session 2 will focus on financing, distribution, and digital rights as well as ethical and liability considerations.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Interactive Sessions: Engage in interactive sessions where complex legal concepts are broken down into understandable and actionable information.
  • Expert Guidance: Learn directly from an entertainment attorney who brings years of industry-specific legal experience to the table. Benefit from real-world insights and advice tailored to the unique needs of indie filmmakers.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow filmmakers and legal professionals, fostering relationships that can support your career growth and project development.
  • Practical Tools: Walk away with practical tools and resources, including checklists and templates that will aid you in contract negotiations, rights acquisitions, and more.
  • Q&A Sessions: Have your pressing legal questions answered in dedicated Q&A sessions, ensuring you gain clarity on the specific legal challenges you face.

Learn more & purchase tickets.

Cinema Columbus celebrates the diverse people and stories brought to life by independent filmmakers, sparking curiosity, conversation, and understanding through independent film.

Cinema Columbus works collaboratively with venues throughout central Ohio to establish an outstanding annual film festival bringing independent film from around the globe, and here at home, to our audiences. See the full Festival lineup.

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