Sheehan Phinney Attorney Durham Selected for New Hampshire Film Festival Panel

(September 28, 2009, Manchester, NH) - Sheehan Phinney Attorney Paul Durham will speak at the New Hampshire Film Festival on October 16, 2009. Durham will be among three panelists in a discussion titled ‘The Top Ten Legal and Business Choices for Independent Filmmakers'. The panel will identify and highlight the most important lessons for an independent filmmaker, including such topics as entity structure, financing, fundraising, rights agreements, cast, insurance, distribution, music and others.

The New Hampshire Film Festival will be held from October 15th through October 18th in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It presents the best in recent independent cinema from throughout the United States and around the world to New Hampshire and New England audiences. For more information please go to

Durham chairs the Sheehan Phinney's Entertainment, Media and Publishing practice group and represents individual artists, authors, independent filmmakers and television producers. Paul also assists companies and entrepreneurs with varied corporate matters including business formations, domestic and international contracts and licensing. Before moving to New Hampshire, Paul was Senior Counsel at Playboy TV International, LLC, where he managed international legal affairs and assisted executives in launching branded television networks around the world.

Sheehan Phinney is a full service law firm representing national and international clients with innovative approaches and practical solutions. Founded in 1937, the firm has grown to 63 attorneys with four offices throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The firm is known for professional excellence, practical counsel and commitment to both its clients and the communities it serves.