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Capes Sokol Hosts Film and the Law Master Class for 2021 SLIFF

On Thursday, November 11, 2021, Capes Sokol will host and present Master Class: Film and the Law” as part of the 30th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival. The presentation features Pete Salsich III, chair of the firm’s Entertainment & Media group, with assistance from Capes Sokol attorney Kara L. Lambert.

The 30th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (“SLIFF”), a presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, provides the opportunity for St. Louis’ filmgoers to view the finest in world cinema — international films, documentaries, American indies, and shorts.

Master Class: Film and the Law

The Entertainment & Media attorneys of Capes Sokol will share their insights in the legal needs of filmmakers, including business formation, deal structure, network and distribution contracts, talent agreements, production legal, rights acquisition and clearance, licensing, and copyright and trademark protection.

About the Presenters:

Pete Salsich III, known as The Screen Lawyer, is an experienced intellectual-property attorney whose focuses his practice on advising large and small companies and entrepreneurs regarding the creation, protection, and use of intellectual property, in both litigation and transactional counseling, particularly in the media, technology and entertainment industries. He has represented television production companies, independent film projects, and independent producers in connection with their business formation, deal structure, network contracts, publishing contracts, rights acquisition, IP licensing, and copyright and trademark protection.

Kara L. Lambert, who focuses her practice on corporate matters, including commercial transactions, business-entity formation, mergers & acquisitions, and real estate. In addition, she has prior experience in complex civil litigation, products liability, and intellectual-property matters.

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