RPL Partner Nicole Page on Indiewire: Documentary Filmmakers Must Take Care of Legal Business
March 31, 2016, New York, NY — Yesterday, Indiewire.com featured an article by RPL Partner Nicole Page on the legal and business aspects of documentary filmmaking. Ms. Page emphasizes the critical importance of negotiating and signing legal agreements early on in the filmmaking process.
“Documentary filmmaking cannot be a sustainable business if it’s not treated as a business,” she writes. Ms. Page offers expert insights into the legal issues filmmakers might face if key agreements are not obtained, including, among others, intellectual property claims. “The business of documentaries relies heavily on relationships, so part of your job as a documentarian is to make sure your relationships with your team are clear, solid and embodied in agreements.” Read the full article here.