Documentary Toolkit

FWRV has 50 years of experience counseling makers of documentaries and other non-fiction video in every project phase: Financing (negotiating deal terms with investors and co-producers; negotiating and drafting agreements); Production (negotiating deal terms with production team members; negotiating and drafting agreements; guiding content creation); Content Review (reviewing legal compliance, including libel, privacy and fair use for E&O application); and Distribution (finding distribution; negotiating and drafting agreements).

At, we will share with the documentary/non-fiction community practical ideas from business and legal perspectives covering these topics and more.  You are invited to sign up for our free twice-monthly blog (starting in September) by sending an email to with “subscribe” in the subject box.  The posts also will be available on this web page and via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

What is E&O Insurance?

Nov 21, 2017 Documentary Toolkit

Introduction to False Light

Nov 7, 2017 Documentary Toolkit

Defamation is Broadly Defined

Oct 17, 2017 Documentary Toolkit

The Artifact Test

Apr 1, 2017 Documentary Toolkit

Why Appearance Releases?

Apr 1, 2017 Documentary Toolkit

Fair Use Demystified

Apr 1, 2017 Documentary Toolkit

Reviewing The Indie Film Deal

Apr 1, 2017 Documentary Toolkit

Documentary Basics for Filmmakers

Apr 1, 2017 Documentary Toolkit