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Chris Perez

Board Member

Chris Perez (he/him) specializes in representing independent filmmakers through development, financing, production, rights clearance and distribution. Chris also serves as counsel to writers, podcast producers, radio personalities, museums and foundations, as well as Film Independent, which produces the Spirit Awards and supports independent filmmakers around the world, and is a board member for the International Documentary Association. He earned his Juris Doctorate at the USC Gould School of Law. Prior to working with Donaldson + Callif, Chris worked for California Lawyers for the Arts, Technicolor, and the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.