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Please join our Southeast Chapter for a presentation by Michael Donaldson of Donaldson + Callif, LLP.

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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Fair Use in Film 

With Michael Donaldson, Donaldson + Callif, LLP



Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, 1100 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309


Sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of The Copyright Society of the USA


Michael Donaldson is an entertainment attorney who has been fighting for independent filmmakers for over thirty-five years. He recently testified before Congress on copyright reform relating to orphan works. Dubbed the “legal Obi Wan Kenobi” and “fair use guru of the documentary film set” by the American Bar Association Journal, Michael has gained a national reputation as an expert on clearance and rights-related issues. He successfully negotiated with insurance companies to offer fair use riders on the E & O insurance policies, which has allowed many films to be made under the fair use doctrine. He served on the Advisory Committee for the Documentary Filmmakers Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use and currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the Stanford Fair Use Project. Michael is the past President of the International Documentary Association (IDA) and current General Counsel to Film Independent and Writers Guild of America/West Foundation. He co-wrote the American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking with his partner Lisa Callif. He also wrote Clearance & Copyright (soon to be fourth edition), which is used as a textbook in over 50 colleges and universities. 


We intend to apply for one hour of CLE credit, and there will be a $5 fee at the door for those who want to receive credit. For everyone else, there is no charge to attend this event.


Please RSVP to Kellie Van Leuvan ( Parking will not be validated.

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