11 Things You Must Do Before Approaching Distributors

Surviving Clearances 101
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Stephanie Weier

Webinar hosted by: Stephanie Weier

CEO/Founder and Expert In Clearances, Script Breakdown Reports & Research at The Domain Group

Stephanie Weier: Stephanie Weier is the CEO/Founder of The Domain Group. Holding a passion for filmmaking, branding and legal compliance, Stephanie has worked on building The Domain Group to be a leader in the industry with 20 years of service working for studios, indie producers, game companies, web content and commercials. Founding the company in 2001, Stephanie has lead The Domain Group to having completed over 1000 films in 15 years. She holds a EJD in Contract and IP Law from Concord Law University. Lori Dalton: The Domain Group, Inc. is based in Los Angeles, CA. Day to day operations are performed by studio veterans who have a combined experience of over 80 years. They bring professionalism, passion and innovation to every project they work on. Their clients are primarily studios or indies who deliver to the studio system, and they are excited to be able to bring their expertise to you! Lori Dalton is the President of The Domain Group and is one of the most comprehensive and detailed clearance analysts in the industry. Her project management ability has helped position The Domain Group as both a clearance house and branding company. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Learn directly from Stephanie Weier (CEO) and Lori Dalton (President) from The Domain Group, the industry leader in clearances, script breakdown reports and research. With over 80 years of combined experience, the company has over 1,000 credits including Crazy, Stupid, Love (Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell), Blue Valentine (Ryan gosling, Michelle Williams) Edge of Darkness (Mel Gibson) Gimmie Shelter (Vanessa hudgens) and Ray (Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington) to name a few!

Every year thousands of filmmakers submit to festivals with the hope of getting their films distributed, only to learn they haven’t taken the proper steps to deliver a cleared film and the distributor is now no longer interested.

It is extremely important to make sure your production is managing its clearances and that a script breakdown report has been completed. These steps are necessary in order to deliver a cleared film to a potential distributor – otherwise your project will stop dead in its tracks.

Teaching this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar is the industry leader in clearances, script breakdown reports and research – Stephanie Weier. Stephanie has over 20 years of experience catering to studios and indie films and has worked across film, TV, gaming, digital and commercials. She currently is the CEO of The Domain Group, a company with over 1,000 credits and 80 years of combined experience. Joining her in this webinar will be Lori Dalton, President of The Domain Group, who will add her own experiences with first-hand stories of issues every content creator will likely face in their career.

What You'll Learn

You will learn how to make sure your delivered project is a rockstar with distributors, and why a little more work in this area during pre-production and production can save you lots of time and money down the road. You will leave this webinar with confidence and a true understanding of the importance of doing clearances and production research correctly, and why you need to make this area of production one of your top priorities. They will cover:

  • What is a script breakdown report?
    • Why do you need one?
  • What are clearances?
    • Are clearances really necessary?
  • What are some of the more complicated clearances?
    • Why you need to know these as well!
  • How to decide what to clear.
  • What happens if something you are trying to clear is denied use?
  • The difference between featured use and background use.
    • What you should know about each.
  • The important of “delivery” to a distributor.
  • What is a Title Report?
  • What is a Copyright Report?
    • Do you need both? The difference between the two.
  • What is the difference between copyright and trademark law when it pertains to the entertainment industry?
  • How clearances and script breakdown reports are important in elevating any potential lawsuits one may have with their project.

About Your Instructor

Stephanie Weier:

Stephanie Weier is the CEO/Founder of The Domain Group. Holding a passion for filmmaking, branding and legal compliance, Stephanie has worked on building The Domain Group to be a leader in the industry with 20 years of service working for studios, indie producers, game companies, web content and commercials. Founding the company in 2001, Stephanie has lead The Domain Group to having completed over 1000 films in 15 years. She holds a EJD in Contract and IP Law from Concord Law University.

Lori Dalton:

The Domain Group, Inc. is based in Los Angeles, CA. Day to day operations are performed by studio veterans who have a combined experience of over 80 years. They bring professionalism, passion and innovation to every project they work on. Their clients are primarily studios or indies who deliver to the studio system, and they are excited to be able to bring their expertise to you!

Lori Dalton is the President of The Domain Group and is one of the most comprehensive and detailed clearance analysts in the industry. Her project management ability has helped position The Domain Group as both a clearance house and branding company.

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A: If you attend a live online webinar, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the webinar. If you cannot attend a live webinar and purchase an On-Demand webinar, you will have access to the entire recorded broadcast, including the Q&A. 

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A: Yes! After the purchase of a live or On-Demand webinar, you will have on-demand access to the audio recording, which you can view as many times as you'd like for a whole year! 

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Reviews Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

  • Amazing course. Great intro to the subject. They made it entertaining with lots of samples & pictures, and kept the course moving along fast.
  • The subject matter does not excite me. However, this class kept my attention and made me aware of so many things I was unaware of. What is fair use and what has to be cleared. I have a new confidence in my ability to avoid creating problems in my work because of clearance issues.

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