Introducing two related panels on Wednesday, Edwards Law shares key information for producers.
Legal Blast #1 (11:15 am - 11:30 am)
The Co-Production Agreement is the primary means of defining the relationship between production partners. Topics include rights/copyright/ownership; control; budget, financing and delineation of work; distribution; exploitation of ancillary rights; credits; default and termination; dispute resolution, and rights to future productions, both under and outside the treaties – all in 15 minutes or less!
Legal Blast #2 (3:45 pm - 4:00 pm)
Top Ten Legal “TACtics” for new and emerging animation companies. Topics include business structures, protecting yourself when working with others, copyright 101, protecting your IP rights, service agreements, hiring employees and freelancers, and investment by others (of time and money).
You’ve got your pilot story down, but can you pitch yourself as the writer behind the idea? How do you strike up a natural conversation with a creative exec, showrunner or agent at a party, networking event or in a meeting? During this interactive workshop, you’ll craft your personal pitch, learn the formula for a great first impression and hone skills for building relationships in any situation that calls for you to showcase your winning personality. By the end, you’ll be able to pitch yourself and have a strategy to work the room like a pro.
NOTE: This workshop is specifically designed for experienced writers with developed pitches and is accessible with a TAC pass. However, due to limited space (max. 12), we will be implementing a lottery system. Interested TAC Passholders must submit a Spec Script or an Original Pilot Script by September 20th to tac[at]animationfestival.ca - Everyone will be contacted on September 21st with results of the lottery. DEADLINE EXTENDED.