Filmmaking is a complex, collaborative undertaking. It involves many different layers of rights that relate to different elements of production, all of which need to be licenced, documented and transferred for a producer to claim ownership of a film. Having creative rights to literary or artistic work is necessary if you aim to prevent others from using your work without permission. In this one-hour presentation, lawyer Cindy F. Daniel will answer important questions about why copyright is important to filmmakers; how copyright permissions impact budget and how filmmakers can protect and enforce copyright. She will also provide case studies on copyright conflict in film and television.
facilitator: Cindy F. Daniel
Cindy F. Daniel is an attorney with more than a decade of experience in both the legal and creative fields. After being called to the Bar, she worked primarily in the public service having been attached to the Ministry with responsibility for Culture for the last six years, where she collaborated with the Intellectual Property Office to facilitate capacity-building workshops for artists and provided support to grant recipient filmmakers. She has significant experience in policy development, contract negotiation and drafting, as well as intellectual property. Daniel has a Postgraduate certificate in Entertainment Law and Industry from the prestigious University of Southern California and is currently one of their 2022 LLM candidates.