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Agreements for Filmmakers - MCLE Available!

  • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • ZOOM


  • For legal professionals seeking 1.5 MCLE credit hours.
  • CLA is sensitive to the current situation faced by the non-profit and arts sector within COVID-19. We are currently offering our workshops at a sliding scale or "pay what you can" price. While CLA is a nonprofit we are also in need of your continued support but want to ensure accessibility of our content and workshops to all no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact for waiver code.

Registration is closed

Filmmaking is a huge, collaborative effort, and you'll be signing many agreements in the production, option, and distribution process. This workshop gives an overview of collaboration, option/purchase, and submission agreements, contracts that define who owns intellectual property, how much the parties get paid, and what happens to your film once as it travels through the development pipeline. 

MCLE Available!

For attorneys interested in 1.5 MCLE Credit Hours, select the MCLE pricing option at checkout.

About Online Workshops:

Registrants will be emailed a link to register for the Zoom seminar online after booking through the CLA website. Please make sure to register both via this page and on the Zoom registration page.

Want to submit questions before the event begins? Contact

About the Speaker:

Carol T. Contes, Attorney of Counsel, Guzman Law Group

Carol T. Contes has practiced entertainment law for her entire career within the established Hollywood infrastructure as in-house counsel (networks, studios, large production companies, talent agencies, a performers’ union and a Silicon Valley game publisher), and now as a private practitioner. She specializes in negotiating agreements for the development, production of independent films, television and internet productions. She also is experienced with intellectual property licensing agreements, endorsements, and product branding and website agreements. Her clientele includes award-winning, international producers of film and television as well as successful independent Hollywood producers. Ms. Contes received her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona.

These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles Department of Arts and Culture; The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; and the California Community Foundation.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.  



California Lawyers for the Arts is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the fullest extent of the law.  State Bar LRS Certificate #0021.

MCLE Provider # 1248.

The information provided on this website is not legal advice. You should consult with an attorney for individual advice regarding your legal matters.

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