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Category Archives: Theatre law

What is an “Accredited Investor”? Why you should care.

Background  If you’re setting up financing for your next film, theatre, or new media production, and you’re planning to talk to potential investors, you need to know the rules.  Whenever a company sells investment opportunities, in which the investors will be ‘passive’, not taking any meaningful role in the management of the business, the transaction… Continue Reading

What happened to “Rebecca”, and how to keep it from happening to you.

It could happen to any of us. It seems that the much-anticpated  production of Rebecca, based on the Daphne du Maurier novel has been cancelled. The reason?  The money fell through. It could happen to any of us, at any time.  Producing theatre is a complex alchemy, combining hundreds of elements to create magic.  But ultimately,… Continue Reading

“Come and knock on my door” with a cease and desist letter

“Come and knock on my door…” When David Adjmi Wrote his off-broadway play, “3-C”, he intended to create a parody, a social commentary on the sexism, homophobia and other prejudices exhibited in popular culture, particularly on the sitcoms of the 1970’s.   The premise of 3-c features a man living with two female roommates, and… Continue Reading

Reflections on L.A.’s nascent producer’s league. Treason… No, but…

Frequent readers probably know that I have lately been involved with a group of L.A. Theatre producers who’re forming a league to serve as a collective bargaining representative, advocate, and promotional collective. The process has been grueling, involving 6 meetings so far (2 more are scheduled), at which various interests have to be reconciled, and… Continue Reading

Chain of Title: What it is, why it matters.

What is Chain of Title? Put simply, Chain of Title is the paper trail that establishes a person or company’s right to take proposed action with respect to a piece of property.   The “chain” runs from the present owner back to the original owner of the property in question. In the entertainment industries, this… Continue Reading

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