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The Filmmakers Legal Clinic provides free transactional, intellectual property and First Amendment legal services to independent filmmakers whose work encourages and accelerates social change.

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Representation

FLC provides individual representation to independent filmmakers and visual journalists, and offers legal resources to educate and empower visual advocates.

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Training

FLC collaborates with organizations and partners around the country, hosting trainings and educational sessions for filmmakers.

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Clinics

Targeted initiatives addressing filmmakers’ urgent needs on a range of legal issues.

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Film Series

FLC highlights important films, by hosting panel discussions, interactive events, and post-screening Q&As.

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS

The Black TV & Film Collective leads professional development events and workshops. These are opportunities for artists to get better at their craft by both reinforcing existing skills and developing new ones. FLC will host two legal trainings during the spring 2022 semester and a pop-up legal clinic to provide tailored advice to BTFC filmmakers.

FLC, in ongoing partnership with Ghetto Film School, will continue to provide in-depth legal trainings on topics most relevant to GFS members. We will cover topics including film financing, entity formation and copyright law and will host a pop-up legal clinic.

FLC and NYU Production Lab have a productive partnership, providing ongoing legal training to the filmmakers NYU supports. The next legal training will cover forming an LLC, and will be followed by topics important to NYU filmmakers.