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Lathrop Gage Represents Filmmaking Team for Sundance Film Festival Movie

12/10/2008

Film director Kevin Wilmott has had a second film selected for the Sundance Film Festival. "The Only Good Indian" will have its world premiere in the festival's Spectrum program, which highlights compelling new voices in independent filmmaking. The film follows Wilmott's 2004 satire "C.S.A.: Confederate States of America," which used a documentary-style format to look at modern America had the South won the Civil War. "The Only Good Indian" was written by Thomas L. Carmody, who also produced Wilmott's film "Bunker Hill." Both artists live in Lawrence, Kan., and were represented by David Barnard (Intellectual Property - Kansas City) during the process.

"The Only Good Indian" takes place in early 1900s Kansas and explores the plight of children who were evacuated from their tribal homes and forced to go to government-run boarding schools. It stars Wes Studi, J. Kenneth Campbell, Winter Fox Frank. This year's Sundance Film Festival will be Jan. 15-25 in Park City, Utah. A mere 118 feature-length films were selected from 3,661 submissions.

Mr. Barnard has counseled film makers for several years. He has lectured on legal implications for filmmakers, "Guerilla Law for the Developing Film Maker," which has included advice on avoiding intellectual property suits, protecting intellectual property rights, financing and tax issues. His practice has focused on intellectual property matters for large and mid-sized companies throughout the United States.

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A full-service law firm, Lathrop Gage L.C. has 300 attorneys in 10 offices nationwide – from Denver, Colo. to New York, New York. In 2008, Chambers USA ranked Lathrop Gage’s corporate, environmental, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and labor and employment teams among the best in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.lathropgage.com.