Collaborating with someone on a project begins with high hopes and good feelings. However, if one does not plan carefully, these collaborations can end in disappointment and bitter disputes. Presenter Thea Kerman will reveal the ten most important things to consider before beginning a creative collaboration so as to provide for a successful partnership and avoid future problems and conflicts. Among the topics to be discussed are legal factors which can affect these relationships.
Thea J. Kerman has over 25 years of legal experience and is an expert in the entertainment publishing, merchandising, toy and licensing industries. Her experience includes theatrical films, live action and animated episodic television programs, broadcast and cable television movies of the week and documentaries. She has extensive experience providing financial production counsel and other legal services for films produced for major studios, broadcast and cable television networks as well as independently produced films and international co-productions. Prior to establishing her own law firm in 1990, Kerman was the Senior Production Counsel for Tri-star Pictures in Los Angeles.
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Last updated: Apr. 7, 2015