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Screenwriting: Legal Issues for Writers in Film & Television

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Ft. Mason Center, Bldg. C, Room 265 San Francisco, CA 94123


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Screenwriting:  An Overview of Legal and Business Issues
with Daniel Riviera, Esq.

The workshop is an overview of the many legal issues facing screenwriters. The presentation will cover the following topics:
  • Source Materials and Potential Liability
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Protecting Your Work (incl. Copyright Registration)
  • Submitting Your Work (incl. Submission Agreements)
  • Representation Agreements (incl. Agency and Management Agreements)
  • Essentials of Option/Purchase and For-Hire Writing Agreements
  • Rights Retention and Reversion
  • Credit Determination and Bonuses
There will be a Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.

Daniel Riviera is an entertainment and intellectual property attorney based in San Francisco. He practiced law in Los Angeles before moving to the Bay Area and has extensive experience in all aspects of the motion picture and television industries. Mr. Riviera has represented many writers throughout his legal career.

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LOCATION:  Ft. Mason Center, Bldg. C, Room 265
San Francisco, CA 94123



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