Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell + Vasallo, P.C.

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Our award-winning clients -- who produce documentary films, series and specials for theatrical release, public broadcasting, network and cable television, and digital media -- engage us in all facets of documentary financing, production and distribution. We represent both production companies and individual documentary filmmakers, and offer a range of services that include drafting and negotiating financing and distribution deals, acquiring rights in underlying works (such as non-fiction articles and books when necessary), and negotiating with all members of the production, with special attention to guild-related issues.

We evaluate and counsel clients regarding privacy and publicity issues including appearance agreements and location releases. We offer our clients decades of experience in defamation and copyright "compliance" review, in which we emphasize practical ways of realizing their goals.

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