Legal Clauses in a Film Contract: How to ‘read’ a film Contract?
February 28 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM IST
Creative minds often dread reading legal contracts. In this digital age of Filmmaking with OTT film releases and distribution networks, film contracts take a front seat. As a filmmaker, actor, producer, writer, technician or anyone from the creative field, have you ever wondered what the clauses in your Legal Contract mean? What are your basic Rights and how to negotiate/interpret the terms of your contract?
Join us in this workshop and learn how to read a film contract.
- How to read and understand the legalities of a Film contract?
- What are your basic rights as a filmmaker, producer, actor, music director or a production unit ?
- The meaning of basic legal terms used.
- The top ten essentials to look out for.
- How the COVID-19 pandemic may alter contracts.
- Q & A
English + Hindi
Lubna Yusuf is an award winning lawyer, author and a noted documentary filmmaker based in Mumbai, India.
She is the Founder of the Media law firm La Legal and Co-Founder of FishEyeBox Innovation Lab.
She is the Co-Author of The AI Book on Fintech published by Wiley Publications. She is also the author and illustrator of Purpose of Flowers, a bestseller Haiku book. She read creative writing at Oxford University and writes both fiction and non-fiction.
She is the recipient of the Legal Writer’s Award 2019 by Legal Service India for her journal on Film and Media laws. She was the Finalist for the Women-in-Tech Awards at WTF Chicago, in Intelligence and Automation for her role as design strategist & legal tech expert for India’s first Autonomous Car System. In July 2020 she has been nominated for ‘Women in AI Leadership Awards’, at Venture Beat Transform 2020 in the Women In AI Entrepreneur segment.
She is a visiting lecturer of IPR and media laws at NMIMS School of Design. She is also a Mentor of Change for Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, Government of India.
She had worked as an assistant director in the feature film Dedh Ishqiya. Her debut documentary film Maida (White Flour) is shot across a span of eight years and is based on social issues of dowry, child marriage and girl child education in rural India. It premiered at the Prestigious International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) in June 2019. The UK premier was at the Human Rights Documentary festival of United Nations Association( UNA-UK), We The Peoples Film Festival. It has travelled to 20 international film festivals so far.