out there doing both, but generally an entertainment lawyer is paid by
the hour and a producer's rep gets a percentage of any distribution
advance and, depending, other sales.
This is a Public Topic geared towards first-time filmmakers. Professional members of The D-Word will come by and answer your questions about documentary filmmaking.
MIPCOM is nice but don't settle for something because there's a
deadline. In fact, this distributor probably won't be able to
properly promote your film there if you sign at the last moment, so it
might not be helpful.