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MindFusion Entertainment Lawyer Paul Battista on "Inside Urban Hollywood"

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Paul BattistaEvery year, tons of first-time filmmakers sacrifice blood, sweat, tears, and hard earned cash to produce their first feature film. However, more often than not, the filmmaker is unaware of the steep hurdles lying ahead of them. From getting past agents who refuse the filmmaker access to named talent to finding the oh-so elusive investors. On the April 19th edition of Inside Urban Hollywood with Tanya Kersey and co-host Tiffini Bowers, Entertainment Lawyer/Filmmaker Paul Battista discusses what a filmmaker should prepare for on their first outing and how to leap over those hurdles to achieve Hollywood success.

PhotobucketPaul Battista is a partner of MindFusion Law where he represents low budget independent filmmakers. He earned a J.D. from Seton Hall Law School, an LL.M. from Georgetown Law Center and an M.F.A. in Film Studies from the University of Utah. He has been a speaker at many film festivals and conferences, including Slamdance Film Festival and Film Independent’s Filmmaker Forum, in addition to teaching film classes at colleges in the Los Angeles area. He also wrote, directed and produced the low budget independent feature film, Crooks, which has been released by Warner Home Video. His book, Independent Film Producing: The Outsider’s Guide To Producing A First Low Budget Film is available at paulbattista.biz and Amazon.com.

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