November 17, 2021
Gotham Essential Workshop: Copyright Basics for Filmmakers
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Join The Gotham for a workshop on Copyright Basics for Filmmakers!


Whether you are just thinking about making a film, or are in pre or post production, it’s never too soon to think about copyright issues.  Making sure that you secure agreements with all those who creatively contribute to the film, and clearing third party copyrights, are critical to ensuring your film’s future success.  Also important, especially for documentarians:  understanding when publicity releases are necessary to use the image, voice or likeness of a person in your film, and how to ensure you have the rights to make a film based on a book.


Jeanne Hamburg, Esq.
Member, Norris McLaughlin, PA
Jeanne Hamburg concentrates her practice in all aspects of copyright and trademark law. Resident in Norris McLaughlin’s New York City office, she assists clients in a broad range of industries with their intellectual property needs, but most notably in the media, entertainment, and publishing fields. In each year since 2009, Jeanne has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer. She is ranked in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, which lists the top 1,000 trademark attorneys in 70 jurisdictions globally. Additionally, the firm was ranked in the Media Law International (MLI) 2021 United States Tier 1 List, the comprehensive guide of leading media law firms and practitioners across 56 global jurisdictions. In the transactional area, Jeanne is experienced in trademark and copyright licensing, traditional print and online publishing, software development, website development, content licenses, and electronic subscriptions. She has litigated high-profile copyright cases, including one that attracted the attention of the U.S. Copyright Office and one involving the claims of a world-renowned artist seeking to prevent the sale of her incomplete works by a major New York auction house. In both intellectual property and media law matters, Jeanne represents or has represented the largest online publisher of Jewish content in North America, several magazine and newspaper publishers, a well-known university press, a large STM publisher, the owner of a world-famous video game, and a New York-based creative agency collaborating on an immersive project with a renowned photographer. She also negotiates publishing and merchandising deals around the world for a famous children’s book author and handles all U.S. trademark matters for one of the world’s best-known artists. Jeanne chairs the firm’s Internet Law Practice Group. Jeanne has spoken to the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Rights and Permissions Committee members and before the New York chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA. She frequently writes on topics of interest to those in the publishing industry. Jeanne is a co-author of the firm’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your Mark, that can be found at

Date & Time

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

RSVP DEADLINE: November 12, 2021 @ 3:00 PM


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RSVP Instructions

- If you are coming with a guest, they must purchase a spot in the class independently.

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