The process of producing an independent motion picture can be long and arduous, yet eminently rewarding. The aid of legal counsel can significantly impact not only the success of a film, but also the quality of experience that all those involved have before, during, and after production. At Pinnacle Law Firm, we help both emerging and seasoned producers in every stage of production by keeping track of legal details so that all other parties can focus on their own tasks, the creative and technical aspects of film production. Although the kind of services required will vary in each unique case, we can advise you as to which legal steps are necessary to avoid unnecessary stress and delays.
Before a film can go into the first stages of production, a story is chosen and developed by writers in tandem with the producer. Legal counsel can help the producer secure the intellectual property rights to a story and ensure that the material does not infringe upon other stories. Once the story is comprehensively developed, the film will then usually be pitched to financiers. In most cases of independent film production, it is advisable for the producers to form a film production company. An attorney can help supervise the formation of a management team and assure that all necessary forms are completed.