Apr 21 2022
Licensing of Music, Images and Footage: A Workshop for Filmmakers

Licensing of Music, Images and Footage: A Workshop for Filmmakers

Presented by Docs In Progress at Docs In Progress

You've found a song, a photograph, or video footage that you want to use in your film. What's next? In this virtual workshop, learn about the laws and practices for securing media rights in your film. You'll see the entire licensing process including actual contracts up-close, and consider the alternatives to work with a composer or find alternate footage. Learn how to negotiate hard for your vision, while hearing case studies of successes and failures. As an informal resource for independent filmmakers, this workshop is not a substitute for legal counsel. For legal advice specific to your needs, we encourage you to seek advice from an attorney. This is the second workshop in the two-part series on copyright given by Paul Moon. The first session "Copyright Basics and Fair Use for Filmmakers" is on April 14th, 7:00PM.
About the instructor: H. Paul Moon
H. Paul Moon is a filmmaker, professor and attorney based in New York City and Washington, D.C. whose work concentrates on the performing arts. He teaches editing, and manages a network of online communities at focuspulling.com and docofilm.com that keep pace with new camera technologies and documentary news. Moon's first feature, an acclaimed and award-winning documentary about the life and music of American composer Samuel Barber, premiered on PBS, and he is currently finishing another documentary feature about Western poetry.

Admission Info


Dates & Times

2022/04/21 - 2022/04/21

Additional time info:

You will receive the Zoom link for the class as soon as Eventbrite processes your payment. Eventbrite will also resend you the Zoom link 24 hours before your class. Questions? Contact: artisticdirector@docsinprogress.orgĀ 

Location Info

Docs In Progress

8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Parking Info

Our entrance is on Apple Ave. around the corner from Alexander House.

The Cameron Street garage is open 24/7 and requires payment between 7 am - 7 pm on weekdays ($1 per hour for the first four hours and 65 cents per hour for each additional hour). Parking in the garage is free on weekends, federal holidays, and after 7 pm on weekdays. You must remember your space number and pay at one of the pay stations with cash, credit card, or the ParkMobile or MobileNow apps.

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