I'm not so saavy about this forum yet, please forgive me if this was
posted elsewhere. (it contains a new question)
I'm a filmmaker (12 years in the industry) and I'm about to embark
on my first documentary feature.
My topic is rather unique, so I can't reveal it online. Due to the
timely nature of my piece and my relative inexperience in the field,
I'd like to ask some seasoned pros a few key questions regarding:
1. co-productions, ie. finding the right partner(s) to help finance
and/or distribute my feature doc.
2. acquiring film clips and still photos, fair usage laws and public
3. the discovery of copyrights for films already made, plus
discovery of underlying literary rights of such films.
Any help would be appreciated! I can be reached at