Workshop Registration

Film Law


Led by experienced entertainment lawyer Sam Posner, this intensive one evening workshop is designed as an introduction to the legal aspects of producing an independent film. With a focus on the basic contractual requirements across genres, it will cover the the filmmaking process from development, financing and production to delivery. Topics covered will include: the chain of title, distribution delivery schedules, errors and omissions insurance (E&O), contracts (options, crew deal memos, artist services agreements, etc.) and other legal and business considerations. Participants are welcome to discuss their current projects.

The Introduction to Independent Filmmaking workshop is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. This course is recommended as a companion to Starting a Production Company, Producing Dramatic Film and Producing Documentary Film workshops.

For ONLINE WORKSHOPS, prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application at https://zoom.us/

You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the class begins which will prompt you to open the application or web browser. After this, the instructor will admit you into the call.

Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time so the instructor can admit you before the lesson begins.

Wed 25 November 2020, 6 - 9 pm   
(Registration deadline is Wed 25 November 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Sam Posner

Sam Posner operates Platform Law, a legal practice focusing on corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters pertaining to the Media, Technology and Hospitality industries. He combines Bay Street experience, and nearly a decade as in-house counsel for Entertainment One, a publicly-traded, global media conglomerate. Sam also teaches Corporate Law, and Entertainment Law and Negotiation to graduate business students at Sheridan College.



Location: Online
Category: Producing
Maximum Capacity: 15
3 hours of instruction $60 /member$85 /nonmember