Presented in partnership with the Asian American Documentary Network (A•DOC)
For most documentary filmmakers, the most important thing is to get their story told. But in their passion for telling their story, some filmmakers neglect some fundamental steps that are necessary or at least strongly recommended in order for them to get their stories out to the public. In this fast-paced legal workshop “Getting Over the Goal Line (Tips and Strategies for Documentary Filmmakers),” Dan Mayeda of the UCLA Documentary Film Legal Clinic will run through some tips and legal strategies for getting your project over the goal line and into the hearts and minds of an attentive public. Bring your questions for what promises to be a lively Q&A.
Daniel M. Mayeda is the Associate Director of the Documentary Film Legal Clinic of the UCLA School of Law. In that role, he trains and supervises law students as they provide pro bono legal services to select documentary filmmakers. After a few decades practicing entertainment and media industry litigation as a partner with Leopold, Petrich and Smith, Dan is now a lawyer with Ballard Spahr. Dan is a longtime advocate for greater opportunities and representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the entertainment industry. For 27 years, he was a Board Member of East West Players, the nation’s longest running theatre of color and the largest producer of Asian American artistic works. Dan currently serves as Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission.