Defamation and First Amendment Workshop with RPL Partner Nicole Page– RESCHEDULED

Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled. News of the rescheduled date will be posted as soon as possible. On Wednesday, March 15th, RPL Partner Nicole Page will lead a workshop on defamation and the first amendment. Hosted by Women Make Movies, this workshop will look at how recent high-profile defamation cases could have a chilling effect on free speech, and how documentary filmmakers can protect themselves moving forward. Women Make Movies is a…

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RPL Associate Allison Grein Leads Workshop at Athena Film Festival

On Saturday, February 11th, RPL Associate Allison (“Ally”) M. Grein led a workshop entitled “Contract Landmines: How to Navigate and Negotiate the Legal Side of Filmmaking” as part of the 7th Annual Athena Film Festival at Barnard College. Ms. Grein helped participants understand the legal landscape of the business, including when to engage counsel and how to “decode” legal contracts related to filmmaking and the industry. Ms. Grein has spoken on a range of intellectual property, employment,…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page and Associate Allison Grein to Lead Workshop at Athena Film Festival

On Saturday, February 11th, RPL Partner and principal entertainment attorney Nicole Page will lead a workshop with Associate Allison (“Ally”) M. Grein entitled “Contract Landmines: How to Navigate and Negotiate the Legal Side of Filmmaking” as part of the 7th Annual Athena Film Festival at Barnard College. Ms. Page will help participants understand the legal landscape of the business, including when to engage counsel and how to “decode” legal contracts related to filmmaking and the industry.…

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RPL Sponsors 7th Annual Athena Film Festival

From February 9th to 12th, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood will host their 7th Annual Athena Film Festival, a yearly celebration of women’s leadership on view in an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries, and short films that highlight powerful and courageous women in real life and in the fictional world. The four-day festival at Barnard College in New York City includes post-screening conversations with directors and talent,…

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RPL Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis Speaks on Panel at Inaugural Voice of a Woman Festival

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, Reavis Parent Lehrer Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis appeared at the inaugural Voice of a Woman Festival NYC and spoke on a panel following the screening of “Equal Means Equal,” a feature documentary film that explores the unequal treatment of men and women under the United States Constitution.  Ms. Reavis spoke about the history of the civil rights movement, the state of laws that have…

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RPL’s Ethan Krasnoo on New California Law to Prevent Age Discrimination in Casting Actors

Recently, California state enacted a new law that allows actors and other entertainment industry professionals to require removal of their ages posted on certain websites. Specifically, A.B. 1687 requires commercial entertainment employment providers like the Internet Movie Database (“IMDb”), that offer paid subscription services for actors and other professionals to post profiles, to remove an actor’s date of birth or age within five days of a subscriber’s request.  The law…

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RPL Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis to Speak on Panel at The Voice of a Woman Festival

This Saturday, November 5, 2016, Reavis Parent Lehrer Managing Partner Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis will appear at The Voice of a Woman Festival NYC and speak on a panel following the screening of  “Equal Means Equal,” a documentary that explores the unequal treatment of men and women under the Constitution. Ms. Reavis will be joined by Vonnie Quinn, a Bloomberg news anchor, and Lea Goldman, Editorial Director of Refinery 29.  …

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RPL Congratulates Client Molly Bernstein on Film Forum Opening of “An Art That Nature Makes”

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP congratulates client Molly Bernstein on the opening of her newest film, An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell, at Film Forum.  The film has earned the designation of New York Times Critics’ Pick and has received glowing reviews from numerous industry publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Indiewire, and Art News. Ms. Bernstein, a client of Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP, offers viewers a stunning portrait…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page on Life Rights in Realscreen Online

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Parner Nicole Page shares important insights on when and why life rights agreements should be obtained when depicting a real-life subject in “Life Rights — It’s Complicated.” To read the article on Realscreen.com, click here. “In order to obtain access to and cooperation from subjects as well as to avoid lawsuits alleging defamation, misappropriation of likeness, infliction of emotional distress or other claims, it is sometimes necessary to secure “life…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page Featured in Realscreen Magazine

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Parner Nicole Page was featured in the May/June 2016 issue of Realscreen magazine, a leading film and television industry publication.  Her article, titled “Life Rights — It’s Complicated,” shares important insights on when and why life rights agreements should be obtained when depicting a real-life subject.  To read the full article, click here.

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