For Filmmakers it can be a very intimating process to bring a Lawyer on board as a part of your team. We wanted to take some of the uncertainty out of this process and equip you in taking the first step of working with a lawyer for your film project.
Today’s guest is Lori A. Butts, of Eric O. Moody & Associates Law Firm. Ms. Butts earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Sociology from Fayetteville State University in 1993 and later received her Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2000. She was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2001. Ms. Butts is an active member in good standing in the Virginia State Bar.
On this episode, we discuss:
Don’t be intimidated to work with a lawyer.
Determining if your lawyer is a good fit for you and what you specifically need as a filmmaker.
Do filmmakers depict lawyers correctly on television or the movies?
Getting out of the mindset that you can’t afford a lawyer.
Why you avoid sole proprietorship as a business entity.
Why contracts are a absolute must and avoiding using Legal Zoom.
Should you share your script, or creative idea?
In addition Lori is offering 15% off of her services if you mention you have listened to The Creative Outsiders Podcast when contacting her.
Legal Disclaimer: All information on this podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. Your listening to this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship with me, Lori A. Butts, or Eric O. Moody & Associates. If you have any specific questions, please consult with an attorney authorized to practice law in your jurisdiction.