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How Do You Submit an Original Idea or Screenplay to a Studio?

Idea Lightbulb photo by Sharon Pittaway on UnsplashYou have a brilliant idea. You write your own original screenplay, you submit it to a studio, and it becomes the next big movie. Your name is everywhere… every major designer is begging to dress you for awards season… you win the Oscar! Wait a minute, is that five-time Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio in your living room?

Wake up: you’re dreaming (especially about Leo’s five Academy Awards). I hate to burst your bubble, but even the submission step isn’t quite so simple.…

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  • Guides , Production , Entertainment Industry
  • Jul 01, 2019

What Does an Entertainment Lawyer Do?

Red Cinema Seats - Photo by Lloyd Dirks on UnsplashOur eighth minisode of “The Creative Influencer” podcast is available today for download on iTunes, Spotify, and premier platforms everywhere.  In minisodes, we answer questions that our listeners have emailed Jon.  In this minisode, Jon answers a question about what entertainment lawyers do and about what he does for influencers.


A transcript of the episode follows:


Today’s e-mail is from Joseph and the subject is “What does an entertainment lawyer do for influencers” It reads:



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  • The Creative Influencer , Influencers | Social Media
  • Jun 26, 2019

What protections are there for YouTube Creators?

Police protecting Photo by Alec Favale on UnsplashAs a YouTube Creator, there are several ways that your hard work and content are protected from being copied and reused by others without your permission. Some of these protections are inherent in the law, meaning you are protected by default. Others require some additional steps after you publish your video.

If you appear in the video

If you appear in your own video, you have protections under the Right of Publicity. Right of Publicity is the right to use your…

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  • YouTube , Guides , Copyright , Copyright Infringement
  • Jun 24, 2019

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