Navigating Risk: Legal, Ethical and Public Relations Challenges in Doc Filmmaking
11:00 - 11:45 am ET
In session one, DOC NYC returning veteran attorney Marc H. Simon, and his colleagues Daniel Benge and Daniel Spencer from Fox Rothschild LLP, host a virtual roundtable, featuring acclaimed filmmakers who discuss navigating an array of risks that documentary filmmakers face when producing and bringing a project to market. The spitfire discussion will focus on numerous issues, including filming in hostile environments; addressing subjects who seek compensation for participation; the challenges of collaborating with celebrity executive producers, handling PR crises, and the dangers inherent in exposing bad institutions and actors. Featured filmmakers include Kirby Dick (On The Record,The Hunting Ground), Kristin Lazure (The Devil We Know, Fed Up); Jana Edelbaum (Us Kids); and Brian Knappenberger (The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez). Co-presented by Fox Rothschild LLP.