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Our guest today is a well known attorney in the film industry, Hal Corky Kessler from DEUTSCH, LEVY & ENGEL of Chicago. Corky regularly speaks on the business and legal aspects of feature film development, including tax incentives. He has participated in seminars and conducted speaking engagements throughout the United States and Canada on legal issues impacting the entertainment industry. He has been a lead speaker for many years at various film festivals throughout the country, including the Toronto & Sundance Film Festivals, where he has conducted seminars on "Funding" and "Legal and Business Pitfalls, Screenplays through Distribution." Corky has been the attorney on numerous film projects across the country. He has represented and served as executive producer on feature films and theatre projects and he is Carole Dean’s attorney and a generous donor to the Roy Dean grants.
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