September 3, 2004
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MARK TO TEACH AT UCLA OCT. 2-3
Mark will be teaching a UCLA Extension course on Financing Independent Features and Negotiating a Distribution Agreement, Oct. 2-3. During the seminar, students will examine how independent films are financed and distributed. Seminar topics include financing via pre-sales, debt, and limited partnerships; negotiating tactics; typical contract terms; cross-collaterization; and creative accounting. Particular attention is paid to how producers and filmmakers can protect themselves by watering down warranties, getting added to the E&O policy, using the lab access letter to retain possession of the negative, and utilizing termination and arbitration clauses. To enroll in the course online, go to www.uclaextension.com and enter Course Reg # Q6736U.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CLIENTS
This Friday marks the Los Angeles theatrical opening of “Bush’s Brain,” an explosive new documentary film that introduces the country to Karl Rove, the man known as “Bush’s Brain,” the most powerful political figure America has never heard of.
The film chronicles the history of the Karl Rove-George Bush relationship and reveals Rove to be the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain, the man who is pulling the strings in the current White House.
“Bush’s Brain” is a primer on Rove’s political shenanigans for the past two decades. After seeing it, you’ll have a far deeper understanding of how the White House operates and how they will approach the campaign in the coming months, leading up to the November 2 election.
The film opens this Friday, September 3, at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, the Laemmle Town Center in Encino and the Laemmle One Colorado in Pasadena. Visit the official Web site at: www.bushsbrain.net
HOLLYWOOD FILM CONFERENCE SPECIAL OFFER
This year Mark will be chairing the Hollywood Film Conference, part of the Hollywood Film Festival, which will be held from Friday, October 15 to Sunday October 17th at the Arclight Cinemas 6360 Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood. The conference will feature top industry speakers who will discuss financing and distribution of films.
In the past seven years over 600 industry professionals have participated as panelists in the conference, including executives from Columbia/TriStar, Fox Searchlight, MGM Studios, Miramax, NBC, New Line, Paramount Classics, Samuel Goldwyn Co., Seventh Art Releasing, Strand Releasing, Twentieth Century Fox, Showtime Networks, Walt Disney, and agents from CAA, ICM, William Morris and Writers & Artists among others.
We have a special Offer for subscribers of this newsletter: more than 50% off the regular price of $495.00. Just mention that you heard about the conference from this newsletter and you can purchase admittance to the 3-day conference for only $195.00. Additional info at: www.hollywoodawards.com/conferences_film.html