What’s the Deal: A Legal Perspective on the Independent Filmmaking Process


Occurred on Tuesday, 12 November 2019


Guest Speaker: Adam Englund


Original event synopsis

The law is not just fine print to ignore. Contracts are an important part of any business and filmmaking is no exception. From story rights, liability waivers, employment status, etc., on through distribution, contracts have an impact at every step. AB5 has recently added new confusion. Come learn about contract structure and get legal advice on packaging a film for sale and distribution. Bring questions about what affects your part of the business.

About the Speaker
Adam Englund comes from an entertainment family and was nursed on a Broadway stage. Being the black sheep of the family, he rebelled and became a lawyer. He began his practice in West Los Angeles and, due to his connections, soon specialized in entertainment. Though focused on independent film development and production, Adam had the opportunity to work in virtually all areas of entertainment and with a wide range of client types. When he moved to Encinitas, he realized the need to expand his practice into other areas, particularly estate planning. Nonetheless, he currently maintains a substantial portion of his practice in entertainment. Adam is a graduate of University of the Pacific, B.A., U.C. Hastings College of Law, J.D. and Cambridge University, LL.B. Cantab in international law. Despite his rebellion, he is a (inactive) SAG actor and has an IMDB page.


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