Naik Naik & Co. to give legal advice to filmmakers at Film Bazaar 2015
Media and Entertainment Law Firm, Naik Naik & Company (NNCO) will setup their office at NFDC Film Bazaar 2015 to provide filmmakers with information and guidance on practical and commercial aspects of laws pertaining to the media and entertainment sector.
Naik Naik & Company is a full-service national law firm that focuses on providing strategic, innovative and comprehensive legal solutions to clients will have a dedicated office space for four days, November 21–24 2015, at NFDC Film Bazaar 2015.
Apart from setting up an office at the Bazaar, Madhu Gadodia, Equity Partner, Naik Naik and Co. along with filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap and Ketan Mehta will also be hosting a session at the NFDC Knowledge Series on Re-creating Real Stories.
The Law firm, which was set up in 2004, has been a legal consultant for over 500 films, including Shaandar, Talvar, Tamaasha, Phantom, Umrika, Heropanti, Lunchbox, Lootera; Film Studios like Warner Bros., Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd, Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd (Junglee Pictures Ltd), Phantom Films Pvt. Ltd, Reliance Big Pictures, and more; and celebrity clients like Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Sajid Nadiadwala, Rohit Shetty et al.
Naik Naik & Company authored the book ‘360º of Law on Cinematograph Works’, a comprehensive legal handbook for filmmakers, which released at the Film Bazaar 2014 by Nina Lath Gupta, Managing Director NFDC. Naik Naik and Co. has further authored ‘Behind the Scenes- Film and Television Trade Associations in India’, an overview of labor and other laws concerning film and television trade associations in India, which will be released at Film Bazaar 2015.
Speaking of this, Mr. Ameet Naik – Managing Partner, Naik, Naik and Co. Advocates says, “Leveraging creativity, monetizing intellectual property and creating an environment which is able to make the business of film making more dynamic than ever before, to my mind, is really the theme or rather the mantra of the Film Bazaar. To be backed by a solid legal vertebra is the need for film fraternity in India today. In today’s environment, issues pertaining to intellectual property are driving the contemporary media economy.”
He adds, “With the realization of importance of intellectual property rights, the impact of revolution in technology, emergence of commercial rights, increasing issues and disputes pertaining to intellectual property law, it has become mandatory for everyone to have a clear and conscious understanding of intellectual property laws, and consequently legal services over the years have become the backbone of commercial success in the media & entertainment sector. Keeping this in mind, we are privileged that for the first time ever, Naik Naik & Co., will be legal partners at the Film Bazaar- one of the most important forums of the M&E sector in the country!”
Nina Lath Gupta, Managing Director NFDC says, “It is a great pleasure to have Naik Naik & Company come back to Film Bazaar and this time to set up their office space. Naik Naik & Company will be at the bazaar to give legal support to filmmakers who will be here to attend the various segments including Co-production Market, Work in Progress Labs and others. This will also be a great opportunity for all independent filmmakers who don’t always end up taking legal advice; this will give them a chance to interact with the legal team without any costs.”