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Production Journal

The Film Strategy 5 with Cindy Cowan.

Production Tips

Your November 2016 Calendar for Film Festivals, Screenplay Contests, Fellowships, Labs and Awards.

Case Study

When To Say No To A Film Festival

Case Study

The Full Costs and Income of an Indie Film

The Production / Filmmakers Toolkit

Documents, Templates and Resources for Every Phase of Production.

6.30.2016

PRODUCTION TIPS: How to Copyright a Script and Other Legal Tips for Screenwriters (or Filmmakers)

Here's a guest post I did for Script Reader Pro entitled "How to Copyright a Script and Other Legal Tips for Screenwriters." Of course, this advice also pertains to filmmakers, in general, since so many of you wear multiple hats in your productions and are aspiring Tarantino-types. I know I am biased but it's a really good article. Check it out.

~~Danny Jiminian, Esq 
I am an entertainment lawyer at www.djimlaw.com. For help in getting permission from musicians and other copyright owners to use their stuff without getting sued, as well as, clearing the script, negotiating life story rights, researching public domain works, registering your script with the US Copyright Office, drafting collaborator’s agreements and dealing with copyright infringement/entertainment litigation matters, you can contact me at danny@djimlaw.com

PRODUCTION TIPS: Your July 2016 Calendar for Film Festivals, Screenplay Contests, Fellowships, Labs and Awards

The good people at Script Reader Pro have just made your life easier. 

Why is that you say? 

Because they've made your filmmaking life easier to manage this year with their calendar of all the major upcoming screenwriting contests (orange), awards (blue), festivals (green), fellowships and labs (yellow) in 2016.

Like Yogi Berra says, “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” 

Thursday, June 30
 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest Deadline(TBC)
 The Sitcom Mission - Comedy Writing Competition Deadline (TBC)
Friday, July 1
 Screencraft - Horror Screenplay Contest Deadline (TBC)
Sunday, July 24
 AFI Film Festival Submissions Deadline (TBC)
Sunday, July 31
 Shore Scripts Competition Regular Deadline (Feature, Short, TV Pilot)