Father & Daughter Film Report
Hal "Corky" Kessler
But let's not just name drop here. The name of this game is knowledge...knowledge about the world most film makers know very little about, and quite often have the most difficulty in.
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Corky teaches entertainment law as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern Law School and John Marshall Law School. He previously developed a syllabus for - and taught - a similar course at Columbia College in its Film Department. He has also written articles for Screen Magazine and other film and entertainment periodicals.
He has successfully worked with governors and United States Congressmen in several states to implement new laws and federal tax incentives for investments in qualifying film and television projects, which led to Sections 181 and 199 of The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 and its 2008 extension and amendment. Corky has also authored a reference book covering federal and state tax incentives for films.
Of course he has participated in seminars throughout the United States & Canada on legal issues - that's how we met him as we told you - but we didn't tell you he does this for some of the biggest ones in the industry, like Sundance.
At a point in your film where you need some legal advice? Now you have a name of one of the best in the business for your Rolodex.