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 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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RPL Partner Nicole Page to Speak at Hot Docs Festival in Toronto

May 3, 2016, New York, NY — RPL Partner Nicole Page will be attending the 2016 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. She will be co-leading “Hot Docs Workshop: Decoding Contracts” on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with attorney Jordan Nahmias. Participants will benefit from Ms. Page’s broad expertise and learn how to “decode contract lingo” as well as learn about key terms and legal tips. In addition learning how to navigate contract terrain, Ms. Page will…

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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…

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