RPL’s Nicole Page Discusses Access and Trust for Unscripted Series at Realscreen West 2017

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, RPL Partner and head of the firm’s entertainment group, Nicole Page, spoke on a panel at Realscreen West 2017, an annual conference for the unscripted, non-fiction entertainment industry. The panel, “Trendwatch: All Access Unscripted,” focused on recent television series that take audiences behind the scenes of exciting lives, occupations, stories, etc., and the issues networks and production companies face in creating these series. Ms. Page addressed the specific challenge…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page Speaking at Realscreen West 2017

RPL Partner Nicole Page will speak on a panel at this year’s Realscreen West entertainment conference on June 6. The panel, “Trendwatch: All Access Unscripted,” will discuss the issues surrounding gaining access to organizations and individuals with amazing stories to tell. Ms. Page will specifically address potential legal pitfalls and how to avoid them. She will be joined on the panel by Abby Greensfelder, Co-CEO and Executive Producer for Half Yard Productions; Charlie…

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Refinery29 Features Article on Negotiation Tips by RPL Partner Nicole Page

In a new article, “The Negotiation Tips You May Be Forgetting,” RPL Partner Nicole Page urges women in the workplace to start (or continue) negotiating more for themselves. Ms. Page wields her expertise in daily employment negotiations to detail exactly why it’s important for women to ask for what they’re worth and how they should go about doing that. “Systemic sexism and a gender pay gap exists in many workplaces, and pay…

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Intellectual Property Due Diligence Do’s and Don’ts

RPL Partner Deena R. Merlen and her co-chairs of the Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association are sponsoring a luncheon program next month on intellectual property due diligence do’s and don’ts. “Deals and Transactions: Buyer Beware? Or Buyer Aware!” will be presented on April 25th at the offices of the Fairfield County Bar Association at 12pm. For further information and to register for…

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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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Talking Politics at Work: RPL Partners Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis and Deena R. Merlen Speak with The Muse about Employees’ Rights (and Wrongs)

In Stacey Lastoe’s article, published on Friday, January 20, 2017 on The Muse, she confronts the question, “Can I get fired for talking politics at work?” Lastoe turned to RPL Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis and Partner Deena R. Merlen for answers. “What happens if I do discuss politics at the office? According to Helen D. ‘Heidi’ Reavis and Deena R. Merlen, partners at the law firm Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP, the answer is,…

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