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Saturday, October 15 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
The Fine Print: Contracts and Options

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Take off the reading glasses and join this discussion on the writer’s relationship with “the fine print.” Ranging from contractual agreements, options, and basic legal advice, this is your opportunity to seek counsel without having to sign on the dotted line.

Moderators
avatar for Scott Richter

Scott Richter

Moderator
Scott M. Richter is a multiple award winning WGA writer, producer, director, attorney and founder of Richter Scale Media, his Los Angeles based production company.  In addition to having written for TV, film and digital media, Scott has practiced law in both Florida and California. Scott is a past Austin Film Festival best drama teleplay winner for his Grey’s Anatomy script, “Reality Bites.”  Most recently, Richter... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Geoff Betts

Geoff Betts

Business Agent WGA East
Geoff Betts has been a Business Agent with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) for the past nine years. He administers the Guild’s Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) on behalf of all WGA film, television and digital media writers on the east coast. This is in addition to overseeing the WGAE’s Credits Department. Prior to the WGAE , he worked for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for over six years as a Union... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Clark

Stephen Clark

Partner at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman
Stephen Clark is a partner in the West Hollywood, CA entertainment law firm, Lichter, Grossman, et al.  For over 16 years, he has represented a diverse group of writers, directors, actors and producers in film and television.  His extensive experience includes a wide variety of individual rights and employment transactions as well as structuring independent film-finance and distribution deals. Before joining his current firm, he... Read More →
avatar for Greg DePaul

Greg DePaul

writer Bride Wars, Saving Silverman
Greg DePaul (screenwriter, Bride Wars, Saving Silverman) has sold comedy screenplays to Miramax, Fox, Disney, New Line, Sony, MGM, and Village Roadshow studios. He is the author of Bring the Funny: The Essential Companion for the Comedy Screenwriter, published by Focal Press. Bring the Funny is the first and only book about comedy screenwriting to use only 21st century films as examples. Greg is also a playwright. His... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
The Driskill Hotel, Crystal Room