Friday
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Jul
2022
Legal Basics for Emerging Producers - 1 July

Legal Basics for Emerging Producers - 1 July

Posted Wednesday 13 Apr 2022

There are three workshops on three different dates, with eight places available in each.

Choose from Friday 6 May, Friday 17 June, Friday 1 July.

Shout out to all beginner producers! We know your budgets are tight, and talking to a lawyer can be daunting. Sinclair Black, Entertainment Lawyers, is offering up to 24 emerging producer WIFT members a free two-hour session to run through some of the legal basics you need to know as producers. Come and get some tips and tricks that may help avoid some bigger (and costly) legal mistakes...!

Mel Chuter will cover things such as:

  • legal concepts like how to form a contract, copyright, chain of title, and running an SPV;
  • the key agreements you'll need as a producer;
  • common clauses you should understand (e.g. what do “warranty", “indemnity”, "injunctive relief” actually mean?);
  • what to look out for in a production agreement, a distribution agreement and a financing agreement; and
  • and when (and how!) to get help from a lawyer.

Christy Whelan will talk through the basics of music licensing for film and tv – what rights you need, who to get them from and how best to do that. 

These are small and intimate sessions, for new producers wanting to ask all those questions about the stuff you’re ‘supposed’ to know. Just be aware that Mel and Christy cannot give out specific advice on matters. The rules governing lawyers require that clients formally engage a lawyer to give rise to a solicitor/client relationship. The session is not a substitute for legal advice and you cannot rely on it as such – if you have a legal matter you need help with you should engage a specialist lawyer.  

Presented by Mel Chuter and Christy Whelan of Sinclair Black 

Bookings essential to office@wiftnz.org.nz.

State the date of the workshop you're booking for.

First in first served!

Date: Friday 01 Jul 2022
Location: Click Studios, 145 Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Friday
01
Jul
2022

Upcoming events...

Wednesday 07 Dec 2022

Auckland Screen Guilds Christmas Party

WIFT NZ members, come along to the 2022 Screen Guilds Christmas Party!
Eat, drink and catch up on each other's news.
All screen guild members are welcome:
DEGANZ, EQUITY, NAW, NZCS, NZWG, PASC, SIGANZ, SMSG, SPADA, WIFT NZ.

Bookings essential

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Thursday 08 Dec 2022

Wellington Screen Guilds Christmas Party

WIFT NZ members, come along to the 2022 Wellington Screen Guilds Christmas Party!
Eat, drink and catch up on each other's news.
All screen guilds members are welcome:
DEGANZ, EQUITY, NAW, NZCS, NZWG, PASC, SIGANZ, SMSG, SPADA, WIFT NZ.

Booking is essential

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Monday 12 Dec 2022

Screen Guilds Christmas Party Christchurch

WIFT NZ members, come along to the 2022 Christchurch Screen Guilds Christmas Party!
Eat, drink and catch up on each other's news.
All screen guilds members are welcome:
DEGANZ, EQUITY, NAW, NZCS, NZWG, PASC, SIGANZ, SMSG, SPADA, WIFT 

RSVP essential to office@wiftnz.org.nz by 9 December

Programme is brought to you with generous support from the NZ Film Commission and Foundation North.