Kartemquin and the law

Kartemquin's Justine Nagan spoke to a group of attorneys today at the Chicago Bar Association about her experience working with Holland + Knight and how legal issues enter the documentary film-making process.  The group, the CBA's Young Lawyers' Section's Creative Arts Committee, had great questions about working with non-profit arts groups, fair use and music clearance.  Holland + Knight's Bob LaBate and Jenn Bjornberg represented the firm. Continued

Kartemquin participates in IFP Producer's Series

Kartemquin will have a heavy presence at this year's IFP Chicago Producer's Series coming up in April.  Leslie Simmer, Jerry Blumenthal and Gordon Quinn will participate in a panel about series producing, using The New Americans as a focal point.  Xan Aranda will speak with ITVS' Kathryn Washington about their collaboration on Milking the Rhino.  Lastly, Gordon Quinn will talk about his passion for fair use in a discussion about producer's rights.  Check it out. Continued

Kartemquin's Diversity Fellowship in the news

Reel Chicago outlined Kartemquin's exciting new Diversity Fellowship in an interview with Justine Nagan about the upcoming year at Kartemquin. Kelley Moseley, Kartemquin's Fellowship Coordinator, is busy organizing applications from the 12 nominees now.  This summer our review panel will convene to review the proposals and select Kartemquin's inaugural fellow.  The fellow will start this September.  The organization is excited about this new endeavor and is grateful for project support from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and The Ford Foundation. Continued