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Production Legal Starter Kit™

We are pleased to offer independent productions filming in Georgia with legal essentials and a host of great add-ons for their production legal needs. Ideal for limited budgets, our Production Legal Starter Kit™ lets you customize your production’s legal needs so you only pay for what you need. Production Legal Starter Kit™ BASIC PACKAGE The […]
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Package + Pitch™: FILM

We are pleased to bundle two comprehensive services under one umbrella, and offer you All Access Plan® with Package + Pitch™: FILM. You have the opportunity to create a funding package for one low, flat fee that you can confidently present to your target audience. Our All Access Plan® provides you with unlimited, privileged communications […]
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All Access Plan®

We are pleased to announce a revolutionary way to deliver essential legal services to you. All Access Plan® creates bespoke legal services for clients in arts & entertainment. It may be used alone for career coaching or business counseling, or combined with one of our other branded services, Package + Pitch™: FILM, Production Legal Starter […]
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USER GUIDE: Georgia Music, Postproduction, & NEW Interactive Entertainment Tax Credits

The Georgia General Assembly concluded its 154th session on March 30th. Fifty-six members of the Senate and 180 members of the House of Representatives convened. My colleagues in the entertainment industries and I tracked four bills (H.B.) before the legislature: 155, 196, 199, and 277. Of these, only three “crossed over” to the Senate before […]
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The Georgia Entertainment Industry Postproduction Investment Act (explained)

Above: my time as a legislative aide while a 3L at Georgia State University College of Law for Senate Minority Leader, Steve Henson, during the 2012 regular session. Many good memories on the Senate floor and great experience being part of the legislative process, including working with luminaries like former Senator Jason Carter, Senators Fort, […]
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Music Supervision & Producer Services

We are proud to present Counterintuitive Consulting, LLC, a firm offering music supervision and producer services to the film, television, and digital entertainment industries! Counterintuitive Consulting, LLC offers qualifying entertainment projects under the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act with music supervision or producer services. Music supervision services include clearing pre-existing works and commissioning new works […]
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Animation Workers Antitrust Litigation

In March 2016, The Needy Animator published Lee Morin’s summary of recent series of complaints filed in the Northern District Court of California. Complaints filed by former animation artists and engineers allege that some of the biggest names in animation conspired to not solicit employees and colluded to fix wages for a period spanning ten […]
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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 4: The Production

The production is the center of action. It is the logical next step because it cannot exist without players, who come to life with a script, which is built upon a story. Before principal photography begins, a production needs permission to film on location, real people, places, or things, and comply with laws regarding use […]
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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 3: The Players

If the story lays the foundation, and the script forms a blueprint, then the players build the motion picture. Players are writers, directors, actors, producers, casting directors, composers, and crew. Employment agreements between the production company and creators define the nature of the relationships. They contain key provisions, the most relevant to creators being the […]
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