Seminar series helps indie producers

The business of indie film production is revealed in the popular annual “From Concept to Distribution” series, conducted by savvy entertainment attorneys Bob Labate and Tim Kelley.

Make a note: March 20, Indie Film Financing; April 3, Artist, Crew, SAG and Production Contracts and Issues; April 17, Music, Copyright and Clearance Issues; May 1, Distribution Principles, Issues and Strategies.

The series is designed to bring attention to the most common legal and business hazards indie producers face and ways of handling them. Sponsors are Labate’s law firm, Holland & Knight, and Columbia College where Kelley teaches at undergrad and graduate levels.

Location is Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, room 302, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Limited seating so reservations recommended by contacting 312/435-1825, or Email Contact Kelley at and Labate at