After Storyville, Dialogueville, Lake Structure and some more places we stop in Los Angeles, CA.

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Their names? Michael Donaldson and Lisa Callif.

Their law firm, Donaldson + Callif is specialized in representing independent producers of film, television and web-based content. This includes 2011 best documentary Oscar winner "Inside Job."

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