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Clark Hill Attorney Joseph L. Voss to Present “Legal Basics for Filmmakers” During the 2015 Traverse City Film Festival

July 27, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Clark Hill attorney Joseph L. Voss will present “Legal Basics for Filmmakers” during the 2015 Traverse City Film Festival on Thursday, July 30th. Voss’ presentation will help navigate the challenging legal issues that confront producers as they move from development to production to distribution. It will offer participants an overview of the basic legal concepts producers need to know, and will include discussions about financing, chain of title, common production contracts, rights clearances, and the legal mechanics involved in film distribution. In addition, coverage of practical topics related to choosing the right attorney for a project and what to expect when working with lawyers will help attendees better prepare to get the most out of the legal line item in any budget. For more information and registration, please click here.

The Traverse City Film Festival is a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization committed to the idea that “One Great Movie Can Change You: Just Great Movies” and to helping save one of America’s few indigenous art forms — the cinema. The festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Northern Michigan for the annual film festival in late July to early August.

Voss, practice leader for Clark Hill’s Entertainment Industry Team, focuses on artist-cause collaborations, and assists clients seeking to utilize media to further their non-profit missions.  This involves advising clients on the tax-exemption process, handling the entertainment law aspects of artist-cause collaborations, and providing guidance on the numerous legal issues that can arise when entertainers and non-profits work together.  Voss also represents financing parties for film and television productions and provides production legal services to independent producers, as well as general corporate representation to companies in the film, television, digital media and music industries.

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Clark Hill PLC is an entrepreneurial, full service law firm that provides business legal services, government & public affairs, and personal legal services to our clients throughout the country. With offices in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia, Clark Hill has more than 300 attorneys and professionals. For more information on our firm and our services, visit

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