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Michael C. Donaldson earned his law degree in l967 at University of California, Berkeley after a three-year stint in the United States Marine Corps. He has been an entertainment lawyer for more than thirty years. He is president of the International Documentary Association(IDA) and general counsel to the Independent Feature Project/West (IFP/W) ... See full bio »

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The Tale
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The Scoundrel's Wife
Nice Girls Don't Explode
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 2016 American Secrets (Documentary) (clearance counsel) (post-production)
 2018 The Tale (clearance counsel)
 2017 Streetlight Harmonies (Documentary) (production counsel)
 2017 The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2017 Mansfield 66/67 (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2016 SMART (Documentary) (legal)
 2016 Undecided: The Movie (clearance counsel)
 2016 Holy Hell (Documentary) (production and e&o counsel)
 2015 Tyrus (Documentary) (clearance counsel - as Michael C. Donaldson)
 2015 Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration (TV Movie documentary) (legal services)
 2015 Time to Choose (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2015 The Trials of Spring (Documentary) (clearance counsel - as Michael C. Donaldson)
 2015 All Eyes and Ears (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2015 National Lampoon: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (Documentary) (legal counsel: Donaldson & Callif, LLP)
 2014 21 Years: Richard Linklater (Documentary) (legal services)
 2014 Pioneers of Television (TV Series documentary) (legal services - 1 episode)
  P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (legal - 1 episode, 2014) (legal service - 1 episode, 2007)
 2014 Showfolk (Documentary short) (legal counsel)
 2013 Untitled Artificial Heart Project (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013 American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (Documentary) (clearance counsel) / (legal: Donaldson & Callif, LLP)
 2013 Seduced and Abandoned (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013 Dear Mom, Love Cher (TV Movie documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013 The Trials of Muhammad Ali (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2013 Caucus (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013 Gasland Part II (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013 We Always Lie to Strangers (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013/I The Wait (clearance counsel)
 2013 Mommy, I'm a Bastard! (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013 Escape from Tomorrow (clearance counsel)
 2013 God Loves Uganda (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2013 The Battle of Amfar (Documentary short) (clearance counsel)
 2012 Harry Grows Up (Short) (legal counsel)
 2012 Let Fury Have the Hour (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2012 Bettie Page Reveals All (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2012 Hava Nagila: The Movie (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2012 The Standbys (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2012 Three Days of Hamlet (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2012 A Brief History of John Baldessari (Documentary short) (clearance counsel)
 2012/I Room 237 (Documentary) (legal services: Law Offices of Donaldson & Califf)
 2012 Pursuit of Loneliness (legal counsel)
 2012 Getting Up: The TEMPT ONE Story (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2012 The Invisible War (Documentary) (production legal: Donaldson & Callif)
 2011 The Lost Testament of the Light (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2010-2011 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (legal services - 2 episodes)
 2011 The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance (TV Movie documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 Chiller 13: Horror's Creepiest Kids (TV Movie documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 Vito (Documentary) (clearance services)
 2011 The Ambassador (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (Documentary) (clearance counsel: Donaldson & Callif)
 2011 Finding Joe (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 Paul Williams Still Alive (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 Last Call at the Oasis (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2011 Programming the Nation? (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 The Dude (Documentary short) (clearance counsel)
 2011 The Hollywood Complex (Documentary) (clearance legal)
 2011 Supernumerary (Short) (clearance counsel)
 2011 Limelight (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 The Union (Documentary) (legal)
 2011 Square Grouper (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 Hit So Hard (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 On the Shoulders of Giants (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 Hell and Back Again (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 These Amazing Shadows (Documentary) (legal services)
 2011 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2011 Miss Representation (Documentary) (legal counsel - as Michael C. Donaldson Esquire)
 2010 To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2010 Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2010 Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2010 Cool It (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2010 With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (Documentary) (clearance attorney) / (clearance counsel)
 2010 Paparazzi: Full Throttle LA (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2010 Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (Documentary) (legal services: Donaldson & Callif)
 2010 The Weird World of Blowfly (Documentary) (clearance counsel) / (legal services)
 2010 Beautiful Darling (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2010 Countdown to Zero (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2010 GasLand (Documentary) (clearance counsel - as Donaldson Callif)
 2010/I Lucky (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2010 Waiting for 'Superman' (Documentary) (legal counsel)
 2010 Bhutto (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2009 Bitch Slap (clearance counsel - uncredited)
 2009 I'm No Dummy (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2009/I Outrage (Documentary) (production legal: Donaldson & Hart)
 2009 Reclaiming the Blade (Documentary) (legal)
 2009 Big Fan (legal counsel - as Michael C. Donaldson)
 2009 Art & Copy (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2008 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (legal - 1 episode)
 2008 The Real Shaolin (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2008 Walt & El Grupo (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2008 Waiting for Hockney (Documentary) (special clearance counsel: Donaldson and Hart)
 2008 Ballast (legal services)
 2008 Bigger Stronger Faster* (Documentary) (clearance counsel - as Michael C. Donaldson)
 2008 Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2007 The Shark Is Still Working (Documentary) (clearance counsel)
 2007 Super High Me (Documentary) (legal counsel - as Michael C. Donaldson)
 2007 Chris & Don. A Love Story (Documentary) (clearance attorney)
 2007 Indie Sex: Extremes (TV Movie documentary) (legal services - as Michael C. Donaldson)
 2007 Indie Sex: Teens (TV Movie documentary) (legal services - as Michael C. Donaldson)
 2007 Indie Sex: Censored (TV Movie documentary) (legal services - as Michael C. Donaldson)
 2007 Angels in the Dust (Documentary) (legal advisor)
 2006 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie) (legal counsel)
 2006 The New Los Angeles (TV Movie documentary) (attorney)
 2006 This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Documentary) (production legal)
 2005 California and the American Dream (TV Mini-Series documentary) (attorney - 1 episode)
 2002 Never Among Friends (copyright consultant - as Michael C. Donaldson)
 2002 OT: Our Town (Documentary) (production legal - as Michael C. Donaldson)
 1999 The First of May (producers representative)
 1995 Frank and Ollie (Documentary) (legal services)
 1987 Bagdad Cafe (legal service)
 1987 Nice Girls Don't Explode (production legal services - as Michael C. Donaldson)
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Alternate Names:

Donaldson Callif | Michael C. Donaldson | Michael C. Donaldson Esq. | Michael C. Donaldson Esquire

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