TRAININGS, CLINICS + FORUMS
Bronx Filmmakers Collective
FLC’s Director Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin hosted a lecture and discussion about employment contracts in the film industry, focusing on cast and crew and non-union contracts, for members of TBxF.
The Last Blockbuster
This fun, quirky documentary tells the history of the company Blockbuster from its founding in Dallas, Texas in 1985 to its current, diminished state—with one franchised store remaining open in Bend, Oregon. The film premiered on Netflix.
Huriyyah Muhammad picked up the Producer’s Award for this powerful film about Angolan refugee Walter, who reunites with his family in New York City after an extensive exile. Our client also sold the North American film rights to IFC films.
FLC + Ghetto Film School
FLC presented an overview of its Clinic and services as part of Ghetto Film School’s “In the Know” Program and hosted a pop up legal clinic for GFS Filmmakers.
Currently streaming on HBO, Marisol addresses the BIPOC experience in America as the title character and her daughter try to survive in New York City.
FLC hosted our partner the Sundance Institute for a pop-up legal clinic. Our student legal teams provided the Sundance fellows with bespoke legal advice on their most pressing questions.
Filmmaker, author, and human rights advocate @tjparsell spoke to FLC Legal Clinic students about indie filmmaking and his award-winning documentary “Invisible” – highlighting unseen gay women songwriters in country music.
Professor Greenberg-Kobrin—Director and Clinical Associate Professor of Law—gave an in-depth lecture on “how to read your contract” to a group of the Miranda Family Fellows. The lecture was tailored to address contracts for actors, managers, and agents.
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 continue this partnership in the 2022-23 academic year, to provide counsel and 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. Past topics have included film financing, entity formation and copyright law.