FAIR USE & BEST PRACTICES: The Good, The Bad, and The Confusing

PGA_logoFair Use & Best Practices The Producers Guild of America East Documentary and Seminar Committees organized a lively panel discussion to help answer the following questions:
– Do you use copyrighted material in your production?
– What rights do you need to secure?
– What are the differences between features, television, and new media?
– What is “Fair Use” of copyrighted material and how much will it cost?

JFS Films, LLC

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Kozo Okumura, TV Director & Editor

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Bettie Page Reveals All

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Petr Cikhart Films

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Michael Bratkowski, Director of Photography

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Gary Griffin, Director of Photography

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Ahn Trio

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Vox Pop Films

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Rainlake Productions

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