Fine Art in Film: Licensing and Fair Use Between Artists and Filmmakers
With Gregory Victoroff, Jody Zucker, and Jennifer Long
Recent lawsuits and court decisions have made it clear - using visual art as props and set decoration in film may
constitute copyright infringement and trigger costly litigation. So what are filmmakers and artists to do? Join
our qualified panel in a discussion about licensing between filmmakers and visual artists – for commercials,
television, film, and new media. Also learn about fair use – it’s limitations and strengths as a defense for copyright
infringement in film and beyond. Discover how public art fits into the equation, how courts have decided on the use
public murals in film. Finally, gain practical insight from our experts about licensing guidelines, insurance, and the
extent to which copyright law protects visual art.
Greg Victoroff is a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Rohde & Victoroff. Since 1979, Mr. Victoroff’s practice
has involved negotiating intellectual property, photography, movie, and visual art contracts. Mr. Victoroff has served as a legal consultant to documentary films including “Bombing LA”, about Los Angeles graffiti and is the editor and co-author of “The Visual Artists Business and Legal Guide” (Prentice Hall 1995). Mr. Victoroff is the past president of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers and a founding member of its Committee for the Arts.
Jody Zucker is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Warner Bros. Television. His duties include
overseeing the Television Legal Department and the Clearance and Integration Department. Mr. Zucker and his team provide legal counsel for all television programming produced by Warner Bros., including Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, The Bachelor, and many other popular prime time programs.
Jennifer Long is the founder and owner of Art Image LA and Film Art LA Inc., professional art advisory services
dedicated to helping creative professionals find and choose great artwork. Ms. Long represents many artists
and is responsible for high- profile placements of their work in features, television, commercials, books, ads and
publications. Some of her recent projects include GI Joe 2, The Host, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Rum Diary,
Crazy, Stupid, Love, Friends with Benefits and The Hangover Part II.
Free parking is available on a rooftop lot on S. Hewitt St., directly across the street from Art Share LA’s
loading bay doors. Walk down to the bay entrance and follow signs to the workshop.