September 14, 2014 at 7:04AM

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So I secretly filmed an indie film inside Las Vegas's biggest Casinos without permission, will I get sued?

I filmed many scenes inside the biggest casinos in Vegas (cosmo, planet hollywood, etc), and even at a blackjack table with the dealer unknowingly becoming an extra in the film. We also filmed a chase scene off the las vegas strip which nearly ended in a "small" car crash (into a fence, no one was hurt). Anyways, I'm wondering, will I get sued by the casinos? I mean, that one film from sundance "escape from Tomorrow" they filmed inside Disney land and they still got distribution, should I be worried? here's the trailer for those interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5hGN1uuMYw

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Ooooh! I'm telling!!! Haha. I think if you end up getting a distribution deal, they'll have to go back and their permission. But many casinos are very film-friendly. You just have to contact their PR department. And the Nevada Film Commission is always trying to create opportunities for them. If your film is a documentary, you might have an easier time and if your film portrays the casino in a positive light, even better. To be safe, contact a film attorney. They're dime a dozen and organizations such as SCORE might get you one for free.

September 14, 2014 at 10:11AM, Edited September 14, 10:11AM

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Jeff Rivera
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Thanks Jeff! I didn't know that about SCORE. I visit them about a once a month for entrepreneur/small biz seminars. I never even stopped to think about asking for any leads with a film attorney.

September 27, 2014 at 11:34PM

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The same lawyer handled ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW and LA FILMS ITSELF. Seems to be building a precedent. I'd get that lawyer!

November 12, 2014 at 4:06PM

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Ed Dougherty
CEO Grinning Man Media Group
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Well, did you get sued?

January 30, 2015 at 11:40AM

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WalterBrokx
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No yet! lol

March 27, 2015 at 10:59AM, Edited March 27, 10:59AM

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Byron Q
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October 31, 2018 at 7:38PM, Edited October 31, 7:38PM

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