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The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers, 2nd Edition by Thomas A. Crowell

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LOCATIONS

 

 

 

WHERE ARE YOU SHOOTING?

Once you've scouted and chosen your locations, you need to ensure that you have the legal right to shoot there. If you are shooting on public property, you may need a shooting permit. If you are shooting on private property, you should have a location release. Depending on the location, you may also need a shooting permit to shoot on private property.

Special locations, such as military bases, federal buildings, airports, and cruise ships, will probably require more than just the simple permit issued by a city.

WHY YOU NEED A LOCATION RELEASE

If you shoot on somebody's private property without his or her permission, you may expose your production to criminal penalties and civil liability for trespass, ...

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