Mishcon de Reya Signs Two Year Sponsorship Deal with New York City Independent Film Festival

Vincent Filardo to Offer Legal Advice to Aspiring Film Makers during event on October 19th.

Mishcon de Reya is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with the New York City Independent Film Festival for the next two years. The law firm is a gold sponsor of the annual festival running from the 14th – 20th October 2013 where Partner Vincent Filardo will deliver a speech to established and aspiring filmmakers to help them understand their legal rights and position in the industry.

Scheduled for October 19th, Filardo will cover legal issues including limitation on liability, “subjective” contract terms, credit rights and copyright ownership and will discuss points around equity, director credits, licensing, and tips on how to negotiate the best deals for publicizing and selling work.

Founded in 2009 by Dennis Cierci, The New York City Independent Film Festival presents films, shorts and music videos and is a celebration of independent filmmaking and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, the festival embraces fresh ideas and storytelling while aiming to discover the new young filmmakers and showcase them to the entertainment industry and the public.

Vincent Filardo is a Partner at the New York City office of Mishcon de Reya and a member of the Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice. It is his specialized knowledge on trademark, copyright, patent infringement actions and trade secret law that ensured he was the ideal voice to speak to emerging and established creatives within the film industry.


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