• Law

Contracts for the Film & Television Industry


Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935247074
Category: Law
Page: 483
View: 6757
Contracts for the Film and Television Industry is an invaluable collection of sample entertainment contracts accompanied by legalese-free discussions of their key concepts and terms. The third edition of this popular handbook is revised and expanded (adding 18 new contracts) making it the ultimate entertainment-law guide for all independent filmmakers, who, armed with it, can save themselves thousands of dollars in legal fees. Contracts for the Film and Television Industry contains 80 contracts covering: Basic provisions of entertainment contracts; Depiction and copyright releases; Literary submissions and sales; Artist employment; Collaborations; Music; Financing; Production; Distribution and exhibition; Merchandising; Retainers; and much more, including a glossary of relevant terms.

    • Law

Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry

From Negotiations to Final Contracts
Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935247166
Category: Law
Page: 590
View: 6062
Dealmakingthe popular, award-winning "self-defense" book for everyone working in the film and television industryis now expanded (with more than 120 additional pages) and updated to include the latest legal rulings and entertainment technology developments. Addressing a general, non-attorney readership, it is a fascinating, highly accessible guide to current entertainment law's peculiarities, "creative" practices, and practical applications. Armed with Dealmaking, filmmakers can save themselves thousands of dollars in legal fees as they navigate the shark-infested wa- ters of the entertainment business. Whether you're a producer, writer, director, or actor, Mark Litwak will help you make the most of your business dealings while steering you clear of the many contractual traps that may await you.

    • Social Science

Media Production Agreements

A User's Guide for Film and Programme Makers
Author: Philip Alberstat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136177574
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 715
Media Production Agreements is an invaluable reference tool for film, television and video producers and has been written specifically for all those involved in the media industry. Providing legal information and sound advice on the structuring of deals and negotiated agreements, this authoritative guide identifies potential pitfalls in the drafting and arrangement of contracts and proposals. Media Production Agreements contains legal agreements which independent producers, writers and all those involved in the film and television industry are faced with at the outset of a project. Typical agreements and sample contracts are presented in the text and practical explanatory notes provide clarification, caveats and advice. Contracts and agreements discussed include: * option and literary purchase * writer's and director's agreement * co-production agreement * distribution agreement * location agreement * non-disclosure agreement * release from a living person * release for extras * name product and logo release agreement * licence to reproduce still photographs.

    • Law

Hollywood Dealmaking

Negotiating Talent Agreements for Film, TV, and New Media
Author: Dina Appleton,Daniel Yankelevits
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1581156715
Category: Law
Page: 313
View: 6699
A guide to negotiating a deal for film, television, or new media that covers key players, terminology, option-purchase rights, creating employment deals, working out distribution deals and rights, specifying net profit and box-office bonuses, and other related topics.

    • Law

The Screenwriter's Legal Guide

Third Edition
Author: Stephen Breimer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1581159978
Category: Law
Page: 336
View: 9474
This authoritative guide will help both fledgling and established writers to negotiate the best deal, protect their work, and get fair compensation for it. One of the most powerful entertainment lawyers in Hollywood provides easy-to-understand, expert advice on all the legal issues involved in the business of screenwriting. He gives an enlightening explanation of the screenwriter's position in the industry and then provides a thorough discussion of contracts, options, and working with agents and lawyers. This book shows screenwriters what to give up as a lost cause and what to hold out for.

    • Performing Arts

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers
Author: Thomas A. Crowell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136067493
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 469
View: 7511
* How can you use a state's film tax credits to fund your film? SEE PAGE 63. * You have an idea you want to pitch to a production company; how do you safeguard your concept? SEE PAGE 77. * How can you fund your production with product placement? SEE PAGE 157. * How do you get a script to popular Hollywood actors and deal with their agents? SEE PAGE 222. Find quick answers to these and hundreds of other questions in this new edition of The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers. This no-nonsense reference provides fast answers in plain English-no law degree required! Arm yourself with the practical advice of author Thomas Crowell, a TV-producer-turned-entertainment-lawyer. This new edition features: * New sections on product placement, film tax credits and production incentive financing, Letters of Intent, and DIY distribution (four-walling, YouTube, Download-to-own, Amazon.com, iTunes, and Netflix) * Updated case law * Even more charts and graphics to help you find the information you need even more quickly. This book is the next best thing to having an entertainment attorney on retainer!

    • Art

The Business of Television


Author: Ken Basin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351254162
Category: Art
Page: 296
View: 7858
In this book, esteemed television executive and Harvard lecturer Ken Basin offers a comprehensive overview of the business, financial, and legal structure of the U.S. television industry, as well as its dealmaking norms. Written for working or aspiring creative professionals who want to better understand the entertainment industry — as well as for executives, agents, managers, and lawyers looking for a reference guide — The Business of Television presents a readable, in-depth introduction to rights and talent negotiations, intellectual property, backend deals, licensing, streaming platforms, international production, and much more. The book also includes breakdowns after each chapter summarizing deal points and points of negotiation, a glossary, a list of referenced cases, and a wealth of real-world examples to help readers put the material into context.

    • Performing Arts

Risky Business

Financing and Distributing Independent Films (Second Edition)
Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615296500
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 316
View: 3406
Litwak offers a comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project. The text is an authoritative blueprint for successfully producing an independent film or video.

    • Law

Entertainment Law in a Nutshell


Author: Sherri Burr
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314280619
Category: Law
Page: 440
View: 9722
This compact reference gives a big picture overview of the intellectual property, contract, publicity, estate planning, and First Amendment issues that contribute to the field of entertainment law. Professor Burr also addresses specific legal issues that arise in the film, music, and television industries, including discussion of the rise of "reality" television. This Nutshell is ideal as a secondary text to accompany any entertainment law casebook, as the primary text for a seminar, or as background information for someone requiring an overview.

    • Law

Entertainment Law


Author: Leah K Edwards
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285968271
Category: Law
Page: 396
View: 9391
Entertainment Law was written with the reader in mind. Complex legal principles are presented in language that is easily understood and are portrayed using a host of interesting case examples. The edited judicial decisions, showing court interpretation, make this book unlike any other currently on the market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Law

Clearance & Copyright

Everything You Need to Know for Film and Television
Author: Michael C. Donaldson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781879505988
Category: Law
Page: 507
View: 7532
Now extensively revised, updated, and expanded, "Clearance and Copyright" is the industry-standard guide to almost every conceivable rights issue that filmmakers, video-makers, and television producers might encounter: from the initial acquisition of material through the rights situations that arise during pre-production, production, post-production and release. Legalese-free, well-written, it's a must-read for all producers, directors, and writers -- whether they make feature films, shorts, documentaries, television programs, music videos, or Internet content -- and those who advise them. Armed with this book, you can protect yourself and your work from disastrous legal actions and save thousands of dollars in attorney fees. You can even learn how to save money by exercising your rights to use certain materials without paying anyone.

    • Performing Arts

Film Production Management

How to Budget, Organize and Successfully Shoot your Film
Author: Bastian Cleve
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351840126
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 214
View: 4499
This new and updated fourth edition of Film Production Management provides a step-by-step guide on how to budget, organize, and successfully shoot a film and get it onto the big screen. Whether you are a film student or film production professional just getting started in the industry, this book is an indispensable resource for day-to-day business on the set. Written by veteran filmmaker Bastian Clevé, this book will teach you how to: Break down a screenplay Organize a shooting schedule Create a realistic budget Find and secure locations Network with agents to find actors Hire a crew and communicate effectively with unions The new edition features updated information on contracts, permits, and insurance; special tips for low-budget filmmaking; new information on digital workflows and production software; advice on green production practices; and expanded coverage of the role of the line producer.

    • Performing Arts

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video


Author: Peter Rea,David K. Irving
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317908740
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 496
View: 2318
Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Fifth Edition is the definitive book on the subject for the serious film student or beginning filmmaker. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both the producer and director, and clearly explains how their separate roles must work together to create a successful short film or video. Through extensive examples from award-winning shorts and insightful interviews, you will learn about common challenges the filmmakers encountered during each step of filmmaking process—from preproduction to production, postproduction, and distribution—and the techniques they used to overcome them. In celebrating this book’s twentieth anniversary, this edition has been updated to include: Two all-new, in-depth cases studies of esteemed short films—Memory Lane and the Academy Award-winning God of Love A revised chapter progression that reinforces the significance of the actor - director relationship Interviews with the filmmakers integrated alongside the text, as well as new images and behind-the-scenes coverage of production processes Revamped sections on current financing strategies, postproduction workflows, and the wide variety of distribution platforms now available to filmmakers A "Where are They Now" appendix featuring updates on the original filmmakers covered in the first edition An expanded companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/rea) containing useful forms and information on distributors, grants and financing sources, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional associations

    • Law

From Script to Screen: The Importance of Copyright in the Distribution of Films


Author: World Intellectual Property Organization,Charles-Edouard Renault,Rob H. Aft
Publisher: WIPO
ISBN: 9280521829
Category: Law
Page: 150
View: 4345
The objective of this publication is to introduce the novice filmmaker to the legal and business-related issues needed to participate in what is now a well-structured global marketplace for films. It provides a broad overview of the principles and standards currently observed and practiced in the film industry at the international level.

    • Art

Understanding the Business of Entertainment

The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know
Author: Gregory Bernstein
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317680510
Category: Art
Page: 314
View: 6202
Understanding the Business of Entertainment: The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know is an indispensable guide to the business aspects of the entertainment industry, providing the legal expertise you need to break in and to succeed. Written in a clear and engaging tone, this book covers the essential topics in a thorough but reader-friendly manner and includes plenty of real-world examples that bring business and legal concepts to life. Whether you want to direct, produce, write, edit, photograph or act in movies, this book covers how to find work in your chosen field and examines the key provisions in employment agreements for creative personnel. If you want to make films independently, you’ll find advice on where to look for financing, what kinds of deals might be made in the course of production, and important information on insurance, releases, and licenses. Other topics covered include: Hollywood’s growth and the current conglomerates that own most of the media How specific entertainment companies operate, including facts about particular studios and employee tasks. How studios develop projects, manage production, seek out independent films, and engage in marketing and distribution The kinds of revenues studios earn and how they account for these revenues How television networks and new media-delivery companies like Netflix operate and where the digital revolution might take those who will one day work in the film and TV business As an award- winning screenwriter and entertainment attorney, Gregory Bernstein give us an inside look at the business of entertainment. He proves that knowing what is behind filmmaking is just as important as the film itself.

    • Performing Arts

The Complete Film Production Handbook


Author: Eve Light Honthaner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136053050
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 496
View: 8206
This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production--from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements. Even if you know what you're doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you're not already working in film production, but think you'd like to be, read the book -- and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you'll know what to expect, you'll be prepared, and you'll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out. New topics and information in the fourth edition include: * Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts * Information specific to television production and commercials * The industry's commitment to go green and how to do it * Coverage of new travel and shipping regulations * Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing for Visual Media


Author: Anthony Friedmann
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136028099
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 392
View: 9830
This book looks at the fundamental problems a writer faces as a beginner learning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read. It takes you from basic concepts to a first level of practice through explicit methods that train you to consistently identify a communications problem, think it through, and find a resolution before beginning to write. Through successive exercises, Writing for Visual Media helps you acquire the basic skills and confidence you need to write effective films, corporate and training videos, documentaries, ads, PSAs, TV series, and other types of visual narrative. A new chapter looks at adaptation as a specific script writing problem. Writing for Visual Media also lays a foundation for understanding interactive media and writing for non-linear content with new chapters that cover writing for the web, interactive corporate communication, instructional media, and video games. This book will make you aware of current electronic writing tools and scriptwriting software through a companion DVD, which offers links to demos and enriches the content of the printed book with video, audio, and sample scripts. Scripts are linked to video clips that are the produced result of the words on a script page. The DVD demonstrates the visual language of scriptwriting (shots, basic camera movement, transitions, etc.) discussed in the book by means of an interactive, illustrated glossary (video and stills) of terms and concepts.

    • Performing Arts

Filmmakers and Financing

Business Plans for Independents
Author: Louise Levison
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136052097
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 302
View: 4743
The first, most crucial step in making a film is finding the funds to do it. Let Louise Levison, who wrote the innovative business plan for "The Blair Witch Project," show you how. This unique guide teaches you not only how to create a business plan, but also how to avoid common business plan mistakes, so that you can attract and secure an investor. In jargon-free terms, the author leads you through every step. Each chapter concentrates on a different section of the business plan, including the industry, marketing, financing, and distribution. Large format films, new media and shorts are also discussed. The included companion web site features supplementary exercises and spreadsheets so that you get comfortable crunching the numbers--no math degree required! The sixth edition contains completely revised and updated industry data along with updated information on distribution including online and foreign markets. Plus, new interviews and case studies with filmmakers will show you real-world examples of equity investors and markets.

    • Performing Arts

Producing for TV and New Media

A Real-World Approach for Producers
Author: Cathrine Kellison,Dustin Morrow,Kacey Morrow
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113606933X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 412
View: 5751
This book provides a thorough look at the role of the producer in television and new media. Written for new and aspiring producers, it looks at both the big picture and the essential details of this demanding job. In a series of interviews, seasoned TV and new media producers share their real-world professional practices to provide rich insight into the complex, billion-dollar industries. The third edition features more on the topics of new media and what that encompasses, covering the expansion of the global marketplace of media content. The traditional role of a television producer is transforming into a new media producer, and this book provides a roadmap to the key differences, and similarities, between the two.

    • Performing Arts

The American Bar Association's Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking

Contracts, Copyright, and Everything Else You Need to Know
Author: Michael C. Donaldson,Lisa A. Callif
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627229272
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 220
View: 1812
This book is the perfect resource for burgeoning film artists with an idea, in need of a guide to get them through inception. It s a practical, prescriptive book with all the contracts, employment and nondisclosure agreements, and licensing deals you ll need. Each chapter contains a general road map for the phase of filmmaking covered by that chapter, including the relevant forms and contracts, which come with plenty of explanatory info and some select negotiating tips."