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What I've termed "the soft no" is the subject of my +ScriptMag article up now. http://www.scriptmag.com/features/columns/legally-speaking-it-depends-christopher-schiller/legally-speaking-depends-soft-no
Let me know what you think and as always, thank you for reading.
Entertainment attorney Christopher Schiller discusses the complexities of seeing, recognizing and dealing with what he calls the “soft no.”
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My latest article for +ScriptMag is up. This one is the first of a two part series on getting paid in the entertainment industry. Let me know what you think. And thanks for reading.
http://www.scriptmag.com/features/legally-speaking-depends-wheres-money-part-1
This first of a two-part series of columns focus is all about the details of getting paid, what to expect and when, how to specify your needs and realize the requirements for meeting them and how to recognize when what you are due isn't forthcoming.
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The second part of the three part series for +ScriptMag is up on LGBTQ Issues. http://www.scriptmag.com/features/legally-speaking-depends-lgbtq-part-2-btq-et-al
Let me know what you think and thank you for reading.
Christopher Schiller gives the capital definitions of LGBTQ to demonstrate how complex the issues really are, and explores the societal and legal issues involved in filmmaking.
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Last 24 hours of our campaign!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1115988707/key-transitions-short-film-fest-funds/posts/1563227
Since crowdfunding is addictive, I've shouted out to two other campaigns worth looking into in the update (I did and backed them.)
Help us out if you can, pass us on to those you think might be interested. Remember, the fine line between being a procrastinator and missing out is coming up soon, so... ;-)
(Please excuse the pun in the title. I couldn't resist ;-) )At noon eastern time on Tuesday the 2nd of May this Kickstarter campaign will end the fundraising phase and enter a new one. I've been using the roller coaster analogy for a while and it really feels like one. Right now I feel the anticipation of that slow chain pull up to the top of the ride at the beginning. Soon we'll experience the exhilarating thrills of the rush of acceleration and...
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1 WEEK LEFT to join the party!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1115988707/key-transitions-short-film-fest-funds

Thanks to our amazing backers so far, we've surpassed our initial funding target, but, there's no reason to stop there. Every additional backer that joins us helps to entice potential distributors to take a good look at our film. And as an incentive, we've added stretch goals that reward all backers!

All the funds raised will help in making KEY TRANSITIONS' festival experience that much more successful in seeking ways of getting a wider, public audience for the film. If you can help in any way, getting the word out or contributing, you'll have our undying thanks!

Come join us on our wild ride!!!
The recently completed short film KEY TRANSITIONS seeks funds to enhance its festival exposure to reach the widest public audience.
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Latest update to our continuing Kickstarter campaign for the short film, KEY TRANSITIONS.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1115988707/key-transitions-short-film-fest-funds/posts/1553950
This one goes behind the scenes and introduces you to our crew.

We are so pleased that we've hit our target so early in the drive, but, we could always use more backers and fans. The more people we can show supporting our little film the more attractive the project will seem to prospective distribution outlets. Please pass the links along for us and join us as we take this film to its next stage!
Thanks,
Chris 
Although I have done film projects in the past all alone as crew just to prove the theory that it could be done, the one, big thing I learned is that collaboration is a HUGE component to any creative endeavor. When the script was forming for this project I already started calculating whom I would love to invite to work with me to bring this idea into being.Picking your teammates Just as with casting, “crewing up” is a complex process that involv...
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Our latest update for our Kickstarter campaign for the short film KEY TRANSITIONS is posted. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1115988707/key-transitions-short-film-fest-funds/posts/1548172 We're 90% funded and not quite half way through the campaign. If we go over the top I'll be able to unveil the stretch goals we have in mind. Thanks for passing the links around and all the support. It means the world to us.
In this update we'll let you get to know the actors who portray the characters in KEY TRANSITIONS a little bit. The Hocus Pocus of CastingCasting is concocting an alchemy of disparate elements and there's a sort of magic that happens when you get it right (and can blow up in your face if you get it wrong.) Performers need to have the daring it takes to emotionally deliver in a realistic and soul baring fashion what the script demands of the chara...
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The other side of the story continues with the second part of my series of articles on getting paid in the industry. Let me know what you think and thanks for reading.
 
New Post: LEGALLY SPEAKING, IT DEPENDS: Where’s My Money? Part 2
Christopher Schiller gives details of how to properly get that payment out of the ones who owe us money and what to do when they give us resistance.
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The third and last of my series of articles on LGBTQ issues is up at +ScriptMag http://www.scriptmag.com/features/legally-speaking-depends-lgbtq-part-3-hollywoods-cracked-mirror
Let me know what you think of the series or this one in particular. And as always, thanks for reading.
Christopher Schiller writes his final installment on Hollywood and LGBTQ issues. How has it changed and how can we make it better?
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The first of a three part series of articles for my column on +ScriptMag has begun on the topic of LGBTQ issues.
http://www.scriptmag.com/features/legally-speaking-it-depends-lgbtq-language-most-foul
Let me know what you think and thanks for reading.
Entertainment Attorney Christopher Schiller discusses LGBTQ issues in life and in the film industry.
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My latest column at +ScriptMag is on a topic that has been on my mind of late (say, all during this last month) and that is crowdfunding fulfillment. What is expected of you when you have reached your crowdfunding goals.
http://www.scriptmag.com/features/legally-speaking-depends-crowdfunding-fulfillment
Take a gander and let me know what you think, and as always, thanks for reading.
Christopher Schiller discusses the legal and business-oriented aspects of crowdfunding fulfillment.
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We've hit our goal!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1115988707/key-transitions-short-film-fest-funds
But that's not stopping us now. We're on a role! We have until May 2nd to give our little film the best exposure for the widest audience we can manage. So to keep the ball rolling we've introduced the first two Stretch Goals!

I've added the graphics to the end of the main page and the update pages will have more details as they progress.

Thanks for the attention and support. We really appreciate it.
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An entertainment attorney for independent filmmaker clients and the like for a majority of the time.

A screenwriter and filmmaker when I get the chance.

An all-around weird goofball most of the time.
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