The Producer's Legal Guide to Covid-19:

A Series of Virtual Legal Clinics on Your Rights & Obligations During the Pandemic.

with David Albert Pierce of Pierce Law Group, LLP

Entertainment attorney David Albert Pierce answers the pressing legal questions submitted by filmmakers on what you legally can and should do to protect yourself, your production, your for-profit or non-profit company, or your employees in light of these unprecedented circumstances.

Are you an independent film producer who's had to postpone or cancel a shoot? Do you run a production company figuring out payroll when there is no longer any income? Are you an event producer who's had to cancel events and wondering what expenses you can recover or what is protected by insurance? Do you wonder what filmmaking and productions will need to look like post-quarantine?

If you've missed our livestream Legal Clinics so far. you can still watch them below. Check back soon for updated information on our next session!


The Producer's Legal Guide to COVID-19: Your Rights and Obligations During the Pandemic

David Albert Pierce, managing partner of Pierce Law Group LLP answers questions on what producers can and should do to protect themselves, their productions, their companies and their employees in light of the coronavirus shutdowns.

Posted by Slamdance Film Festival on Thursday, April 9, 2020

Producer's Legal; Guide to COVID-19 (Part 2)

And we're live! Join David Albert Pierce for the Producer's Legal Guide to COVID-19 (Part 2)!

Posted by Slamdance Film Festival on Thursday, May 14, 2020

The California Department of Public Health announced that film production could re-open as early as June 12, but there’s always a catch… Our friends at Pierce Law Group have been following and compiling the new state-wide, nation-wide, and even worldwide rules and guidelines that film and TV crews must abide by when restarting production. In this deskside chat, David Pierce covers the must-do’s and the must-not’s of operations during every stage of production in our post-pandemic reality.


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David Albert Pierce

David Albert Pierce is the Managing Member of Pierce Law Group LLP, a full-service boutique law firm established in 1996 in Beverly Hills, California, serving the creative community and emerging start-up companies, with a specialty in representing indie filmmakers. David’s legal practice includes entertainment law, intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, right of publicity), film finance, production counsel, and labor & employment issues with an emphasis on film, television and new media.

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