Michael Donaldson

Michael Donaldson

OPF1.5 & OPF2.0 Founding partner of Donaldson + Callif, LLP, the industry’s go-to entertainment attorney for clearance and rights issues, co-author of Clearance & Copyright (4th ed., 2014) and the ABA Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking (2010), Michael Donaldson describes fair use history, its inclusion in the U.S. Constitution, and the critical guidelines for claiming solid fair use for both nonfiction and scripted films. His running commentary throughout both OPF1.5 & OPF2.0 interprets and clarifies fair use principles and application as illustrated through numerous examples from Borat to Midnight in Paris, Thanks for Sharing to Escape from Tomorrow, Super Size Me to This Film Is Not Yet Rated, 20 Feet from Stardom to Blackfish, and more.