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How to Obtain Rights to a Film or TV Project (MCLE Available!)

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • ZOOM


  • Cover the cost of another registrant with this registration type.
  • CLA is sensitive to the current situation faced by the non-profit and arts sector within COVID-19. We are currently offering our workshops at a sliding scale or "pay what you can" price. While CLA is a nonprofit we are also in need of your continued support but want to ensure accessibility of our content and workshops to all no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact for waiver code.

This webinar will delve into:

1. Chain of title

2. Shopping agreements

3. Option Purchase agreements

4. Public Domain Works

About the Speakers:

Tifanie J. Acosta, Founder, Entertainment Law Partners, PC

Tifanie J. Acosta is the Founder and the Managing Partner at Entertainment Law Partners, PC, where she specializes in representing entertainment, corporate, entrepreneur clients as well as individual actors, performers, writers, authors, directors, executive producers, musicians, agents, PR agencies, managers, and producers in all aspects of the corporate, business, and entertainment industry.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Tifanie began her career as head of Business and Corporate Affairs for the prestigious personal management company of Royal and Associates in Beverly Hills, California, representing entertainment talent (mainly for Nancy Cartwright of the SIMPSONS) as well as corporate interests in the industry. From Royal, Tifanie was recruited by TFN, The Football Network, as General Counsel, to manage corporate governance, talent negotiations, development and acquisition of programming including options, live and taped sporting events, documentaries, home video/DVD and digital distribution, news shows, reality, Internet content development and syndication. Then, Tifanie maintained her own practice before she joined MindFusion Law, LLP as partner in the Entertainment and Business Affairs Department. Last, she also served as Senior VP of Business and Legal Affairs for Saddle Ranch Productions where she Executive Produced 3 feature films and conducted production legal on various projects.

Tifanie is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a certified mediator, past columnist for InsideFilm. She has lectured at NXTComm, Hollywood Black Film Festival, Film Break, the Slamdance Film Festival, Southern Law School, Film-Com (Nashville) and Louisiana State University and has served on several panels discussing various issues in the entertainment industry. She is a contributing writer for HOLLYWOOD AND VINE magazine under a column entitled "Showbiz, Esq.". She also serves on the board of directors for the Romance in a Can Film Festival. And, in 2011, Tifanie was named a "VivMagnificent Woman" by Viv Magazine.

About Online Workshops:

Registrants will be emailed a link to the Zoom seminar online after booking through the CLA website.

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