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Acquiring Life Rights - Yes or No?

With the appetite for documentaries and biopic productions approaching an all time high, producers are scrambling for content to satiate the demand of studios and streamers. As a result, we are regularly approached with questions about life rights and when they are required, or not required, to safely produce and exploit a piece of content. I address the considerations in answering those questions in the below article.   

...a final answer can be trickier than just analyzing the legal arguments the end, good business judgment may be the deciding factor


entertainment & media, film