In this in-depth video Justin Sterling, Esq. (www.TheSterlingFirm.com) reviews the fundamental issues and rights involved in bio pics, autobiographical life stories, and true stories.
Producing works based on real people and events creates some of the most powerful and easy to promote and sell media in the market, but it also involves very careful preparation from the very first moment of the project.
It is quite possible to create legal liabilities and risks that make a project almost impossible to fund with outside help and very dangerous to release as well. There are steps you can take, things you can decide, and issues you can be aware of, that sidestep problems right from the start.
To watch this video by Attorney Justin Sterling addressing issues involved in telling true life stories, type $5 or more in the price box and click I Want This. Provide payment information thing check your email for a link to the in-depth video. This is an important video for authors, screenwriters, and filmmakers who are telling stories about real people, whether they are famous people or family and friends.
Watching this video will help you understand:
- Legal Issues Involved in Telling True Stories About Living People
- Legal Issues Involved in Telling True Stories About Dead People
- Legal Issues Involved in Depicting Friends, Family Members, Witnesses
- Privacy Laws that Protect Private Citizens
- The "Expectation of Privacy"
- Life Rights & Releases
- Slander & Libel Laws
- Use of Public Sources (New Media, Court Documents, etc)
This is an important video to watch if you want want to write a book, screenplay, or play depicting real life events, or if you want to make a movie, documentary, or docu-drama about real people
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