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Congratulations to the team: “K2: Siren of the Himalayas”

Congratulations to my friends and clients, the Producers of “K2: Siren of the Himalayas” on the release of their outstanding film (note those palm fronds), opening in New York on August 22 ! I can attest that the film is a compelling look...
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Gano Lemoine Quoted in International Business Times!

I’m proud to have been quoted in the International Business Times regarding Academy Award winning film, “Zero Dark Thirty,” which used a telephone message from a victim of 9/11, seemingly without the consent of the victim’s grieving...
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You can’t afford NOT to hire an entertainment lawyer.

I often receive calls from creatives with business and legal questions about their project. Many thinly funded project leaders balk when they find out that an attorney (including yours truly) charges from $375 per hour and upĀ  – to negotiate deals...
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Screenplay Adaptation, w/ Pilar Alessandra, and ME!

Sign up for Pilar Alessandr’aScreenplay Adaptation Workshop on December 12th, and get a special bonus… ME! December 12th, 7PM to 10:30PM, in Sherman Oaks, CA. Screenwriting teacher Pilar Alessandra will instruct on the screen adaptation of...
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Are you treating it like a business?

My legal practice is a mix of business clients and entertainment clients, so I come across many people that are growing their endeavor from an early stage. That early stage is frequently a natural progression from a unique combination of passion, interest...
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Join me at the Screenwriters Network Attorney Panel

I’m looking forward to being a panelist at the Scriptwriters Network Entertainment Attorney Panel – about the law and business of screenwriting – August 13, 2011, 1PM. Come on out and join us on the Universal Studios Backlot. http://www.scriptwritersnetwork.org/event20110813.html...
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2010 USC Institute on Entertainment Law and Business

Saturday I attended the 2010 USC Institute on Entertainment Law & Business – terrific speakers on the state and future of the industry. The quality of the topics was exceeded only by the high caliber and knowledge of the speakers. Highlights...
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My “On The Page” Interview is Up!

My interview with screenwriting teacher and consultant Pilar Alessandra is now up and available! Our wide ranging conversation was focused on Legal and Business Do’s and Don’ts for screenwriters, and covered many hypotheticals and real world,...
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“On The Page” Interview to Air October 15th

This week I had the honor of being interviewed on Pilar Alessandra’s excellent Podcast “On The Page,” a fantastic source of information about the craft and business of screenwriting. www.onthepage.tv The topic for the interview was “Legal...
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Copyright Clearance – An issues list, and “fair use.”

Whether you are a producer, director, screenwriter, novelist, or photographer, it is imperative you stay focused on copyright, privacy and publicity clearance issues. Having an unlicensed piece of footage in your film may mean the difference between a...
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