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Law Offices of Mark Litwak & Associates

11766 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 270
Los Angeles, California 90025

Phone(310) 859-9595
Fax (310) 859-0806

The Law Offices of Mark Litwak and Associates has offered its clients high quality legal and business solutions for more than twenty-five years. We serve a global clientele in transactions involving financing, producing, and distributing motion picture, television, and new media projects.

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Articles Published by Law Offices of Mark Litwak & Associates

 Creative Accounting

Filmmakers and profit participants often complain about distributors that engage in creative bookkeeping. This is one area where filmmakers concede the studios are sufficiently imaginative in their thinking.

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 Filmmaker Malpractice Insurance

Errors and Omissions Insurance (also known as E&O Insurance) is malpractice insurance for filmmakers. These policies protect against claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, infringement of the right of publicity, idea and story theft, copyright infringement, plagiarism, piracy, and the unauthorized use of names and trademarks. Some policies cover unfair competition and failure to provide screen credit.

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 Chain of Title

Many filmmakers have a vague understanding of the term “Chain of Title.” Often they don’t focus on this phrase until production has been completed and a distributor expresses interest in their film. They quickly discover that they must secure E&O insurance in order to make delivery to the distributor, and they cannot obtain such insurance without having a clean chain of title. So, what exactly is chain of title?

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