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Full Name  Lisa Anne Flate
Residence  Los Angeles

Nationality  American
Name  Lisa Callif
Lisa A. Callif wwwdonaldsoncallifcomwpcontentuploadsimgLis
Born  January 6, 1974 (age 41) (1974-01-06) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation  Partner, Donaldson & Callif Entertainment attorney Public speaker Author
Spouse(s)  Dustin Callif (2003-present)
Children  Dylan Styles Callif (b. 2007) Liam Daniel Callif (b. 2011)
Books  The American Bar Association's Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking
Alma mater  New York University, Southwestern Law School

Should filmmakers ask for copyright permission by michael c donaldson lisa a callif

Lisa A. Callif is an American entertainment attorney specializing in independent film. She works in all aspects of the field with a focus on clearance work – making it possible for filmmakers to use a limited amount of unlicensed material in their projects by utilizing the U.S. Copyright Law’s fair use doctrine.


In 2008, Callif became a named partner at the Beverly Hills law firm Donaldson & Callif. She has worked on such documentary films as I’m Still Here, Waiting for Superman and Inside Job, and with such filmmakers as Oliver Stone, Jason Blum and Elise Pearlstein. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.

What filmmakers should know about featuring logos trademarks in an independent movie

As an author

In 2010, Callif released The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Independent Film Making, which she co-authored with law partner Michael C. Donaldson, whose book Clearance & Copyright: Everything the Independent Filmmaker Needs to Know is used as a textbook in over 50 college and university film schools across America.


In 2011 Callif was named one of “The Best and the Brightest” of Hollywood Law by Variety magazine.


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