Panellists will share their experiences of conflicts that have arisen on filmmaking projects and will compare and contrast cases that were satisfactorily resolved with one that had less fortunate outcomes. Moderated by an expert lawyer, the panel will explore how conflicts can be best avoided by ensuring that contracts and agreements are clearly drafted to ensure that all parties are able to clear up any queries that might arise and know how to proceed if they should want to change any of the agreed provisions.
We are in no doubt that most conflicts, including those related to the signing of contracts and agreements, arise because one or more parties fail to fully understand the roles and tasks assigned to all those involved in making a film.
This panel discussion will examine the likely areas where problems might arise at different stages of production with the aim of fostering workspaces built on trust where everyone is pulling in the same direction with their eyes on the same goal: the film.
Jana Díaz Juhl
Jana Díaz Juhl is a multidisciplinary producer based in Los Angeles and cofounder of Amplitud, a production company focused on new Latin queer and female voices. Its first feature, The Chambermaid, premiered at TIFF and was Mexico’s candidate for the 2020 Oscars. She previously worked as a producer at La Panda Productions: Open Windows (Berlín), 10,000 km (AFIF), Anchor and Hope (SXSW) and Nobody’s Watching (TFF). Farrucas, the short she cowrote with Ian de La Rosa, won a Gaudí Award for Best Short Film.
Roberto Butragueño graduated in law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and has a Master’s Degree in Fiscal Consultancy from ICADE and a diploma in production from ECAM. He is CEO of Elamedia Estudios, one of the leading firms offering film production and distribution services in Spain. He has recently produced Mantícora, Pijamas espaciales, La vida era eso, Nueve Sevillas and El año del descubrimiento, winner of two Goya Awards. His other films also include El futuro, Sin fin, La Herida and 10.000 noches en ninguna parte.
Ignacio Monter graduated in law from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and is a lawyer specialising in intellectual property rights and procedural law. He worked for ten years at Sol Muntañola & Asociados, where he represented AGEDI (Asociación de Gestión de Derechos Intelectuales) and AIE (Asociación de Artistas, Intérpretes o Ejecutantes, Sociedad de Gestión) in Catalonia. For more than five years he has been the chief lawyer for GAC, where he advises screenwriters on copyright issues in the audiovisual world in general and on negotiating, revising and drawing up screenplay agreements.
Àlex Lora is a director based in New York. His richly narrative films have been screened at hundreds of film festivals worldwide and won a clutch of awards and nominations, including six Emmys, two screenings at Sundance official sections, Oscar, Goya and Gaudí nominations and a Gaudí Award for The Fourth Kingdom.