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Entertainment Law, Copyright + Hollywood Legal Must-Knows with Elsa Ramo

Entertainment Law, Copyright + Hollywood Legal Must-Knows with Elsa Ramo

Entertainment law and the industry secrets that people in the movie business need to know to save themselves from exploitation by studios and all the other show biz figures dying to take your money is revealed in this interview with attorney Elsa Ramo. Managers, agents, talent, and how to protect yourself with regards to idea theft and copyright, plus public domain and acquiring life rights are all discussed. We get to the truth about who’s making money in Hollywood, and how to make sure you keep it in this Insiders interview, hosted by Sebastian Twardosz.

GUEST BIO:
Elsa Ramo is an established entertainment attorney, representing producers, financiers, and production entities in film, television, and digital content. She graduated from University of San Diego School of Law in 2002, and began her career by establishing the Los Angeles office for Davis Dixon Kirby LLP (a royalty litigation firm). After several clients approached her to handle their independent productions, she founded her own firm on the Universal Studios
backlot in 2005. Ramo Law PC is now located in Beverly Hills.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:10 Welcome to The Insiders.
00:15 Introducing Elsa Ramo, entertainment law attorney.
00:40 The difference between an entertainment attorney and an agent or manager.
02:25 When should someone pay an hourly rate vs have an attorney on retainer?
04:20 What Ramo means by dating lawyers.
10:15 What you can and cannot copyright.
11:30 How to protect yourself from idea theft.
12:50 How to get a copyright and problems involved with ownership.
22:00 What falls under public domain.
22:40 Advice on optioning books and articles.
27:15 Acquiring life rights.
30:40 Rights to using logos in media.
33:30 The actual profit margin in Hollywood.
38:30 How Elsa Ramo got into entertainment law and the clients she represents now.
40:50 Thank you and goodbye

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  • Josete di cavalcanti -

    To the lawyers and associates, my name is Josete Di Cavalcanti. I had my Hacker computer, and all my works were stolen. Univision 41, and Telemundo 47, but the network Globo do Brasil and TV Record also from Brazil, are using my works without my permission or knowledge, many films and series were produced here in the United States with my works. I have all the necessary evidence. I hope to contact you, thank you very much.

  • Josete di cavalcanti -

    My experience with these gentlemen was terrible. I was starting an affair with Attorney Evellin Sommer, I just have to say good things, she was always very attentive to me and she helped me a lot, we were working on a lawsuit against the APPLE producer for Plagiarism in the Movie, Letters to Juliet, that The film was all done with my Autobiography, after gathering all the evidence and doing everything she asked me, Evelin Sommer passed away, there is a year that I try to contact the lawyers who work for her, and no one answers my Emails, No one speaks to me I was on the phone and they would not let me in. Result I do not know how this is in my process, they treated me like I was an unmasked dog. (Evelin Sommer, 570 Lexington AVenue, 19 floor NY)

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