RPL Sponsors 7th Annual Athena Film Festival

From February 9th to 12th, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood will host their 7th Annual Athena Film Festival, a yearly celebration of women’s leadership on view in an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries, and short films that highlight powerful and courageous women in real life and in the fictional world. The four-day festival at Barnard College in New York City includes post-screening conversations with directors and talent,…

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RPL Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis Speaks on Panel at Inaugural Voice of a Woman Festival

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, Reavis Parent Lehrer Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis appeared at the inaugural Voice of a Woman Festival NYC and spoke on a panel following the screening of “Equal Means Equal,” a feature documentary film that explores the unequal treatment of men and women under the United States Constitution.  Ms. Reavis spoke about the history of the civil rights movement, the state of laws that have…

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RPL’s Ethan Krasnoo on New California Law to Prevent Age Discrimination in Casting Actors

Recently, California state enacted a new law that allows actors and other entertainment industry professionals to require removal of their ages posted on certain websites. Specifically, A.B. 1687 requires commercial entertainment employment providers like the Internet Movie Database (“IMDb”), that offer paid subscription services for actors and other professionals to post profiles, to remove an actor’s date of birth or age within five days of a subscriber’s request.  The law…

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RPL Managing Partner Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis to Speak on Panel at The Voice of a Woman Festival

This Saturday, November 5, 2016, Reavis Parent Lehrer Managing Partner Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis will appear at The Voice of a Woman Festival NYC and speak on a panel following the screening of  “Equal Means Equal,” a documentary that explores the unequal treatment of men and women under the Constitution. Ms. Reavis will be joined by Vonnie Quinn, a Bloomberg news anchor, and Lea Goldman, Editorial Director of Refinery 29.  …

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RPL Congratulates Client Molly Bernstein on Film Forum Opening of “An Art That Nature Makes”

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP congratulates client Molly Bernstein on the opening of her newest film, An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell, at Film Forum.  The film has earned the designation of New York Times Critics’ Pick and has received glowing reviews from numerous industry publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Indiewire, and Art News. Ms. Bernstein, a client of Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP, offers viewers a stunning portrait…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page on Life Rights in Realscreen Online

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Parner Nicole Page shares important insights on when and why life rights agreements should be obtained when depicting a real-life subject in “Life Rights — It’s Complicated.” To read the article on Realscreen.com, click here. “In order to obtain access to and cooperation from subjects as well as to avoid lawsuits alleging defamation, misappropriation of likeness, infliction of emotional distress or other claims, it is sometimes necessary to secure “life…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page Featured in Realscreen Magazine

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Parner Nicole Page was featured in the May/June 2016 issue of Realscreen magazine, a leading film and television industry publication.  Her article, titled “Life Rights — It’s Complicated,” shares important insights on when and why life rights agreements should be obtained when depicting a real-life subject.  To read the full article, click here.

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RPL Partner Larry Brocchini Discusses Recent Ruling for Madonna on “De Minimis” Copyright Sampling in “Vogue”

Recently, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a copyright decision in favor of the pop star Madonna.  The plaintiff, VMG Salsoul, LLC, alleged that Madonna and producer Shep Pettibone improperly copied a 0.23 second segment of horn hits from Salsoul’s song Love Break and used a modified version of that snippet when recording their 1990s hit song Vogue. The Court found that Vogue’s use of…

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RPL and PactUS Host Producers’ Lunch on Branded Content

On Friday, June 3, 2016 Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Partner Nicole Page and Matt Gould of PactUS hosted a lunch and discussion on making branded content led by Todd Broder, Broderville Pictures, Nick Fortunato, Head of Studios at XO Group and Cory Calhoun, Content Director of Travel + Leisure Studios.  The discussion focused on the nuts and bolts of producing branded content and partnering with brands. To stay updated on…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page to Speak at Hot Docs Festival in Toronto

May 3, 2016, New York, NY — RPL Partner Nicole Page will be attending the 2016 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. She will be co-leading “Hot Docs Workshop: Decoding Contracts” on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with attorney Jordan Nahmias. Participants will benefit from Ms. Page’s broad expertise and learn how to “decode contract lingo” as well as learn about key terms and legal tips. In addition learning how to navigate contract terrain, Ms. Page will…

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