Hollywood Dealmaking

Author: Dina Appleton
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781581156713
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

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.

Dealmaking in the Film Television Industry

Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher:
ISBN: OSU:32437122839315
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Dealmaking—the popular, award-winning “self-defense” book for everyone working in the film and television industry—is now 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 waters 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.

Contracts for the Film Television Industry

Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher:
ISBN: 1935247077
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

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.

Movie Money

Author: Bill Daniels
Publisher:
ISBN: 187950586X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Performing Arts

The distribution of a motion's picture s "profits" is, for most filmmakers, a murky, labyrinthine domain ruled by studio/distributor accountants and lawyers. "Movie Money" unravels, demystifies, and clearly explains the film industry's unique, arcane creative accounting practices. It examines a film's various revenue-consuming components and presents numerous film-industry definitions of gross and net profits and the many ways in which these figures are calculated. It also provides in-depth discussions of various aspects of profit participation terminology, accounting practices, and deal practices along with chapters on audits, claims, and negotiating tips and tricks. This Second Edition greatly expands the first edition's coverage of basic cable providers and new rulings regarding motion picture industry financial reporting practices and new material on vertical integration (i.e., studio self-dealing).

So You Want to Be a Talent Agent

Author: "Tom ""Wolf"" " Elliott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450227236
Release Date: 2010-05-18
Genre: Self-Help

A down-to-earth, detailed guide to every aspect of establishing and running a small, local talent booking agency, written by someone who has done so successfully for over 30 years. You dont need any particular background or a fancy college degree or even much money, just a desire to own and operate one of the most fun businesses you could ever imagine. Its all herehow to find the talent, how to build up a clientele, how to promote yourself, the contracts youll need, and a fascinating insight to where you can go from here, including becoming a modeling agent, a TV producer, a writer, a record album producer, and much more.

This Business of Television

Author: Howard J. Blumenthal
Publisher: Billboard Books
ISBN: UOM:39015063200995
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Broad in scope and rich in detail, This Business of Television has been the essential sourcebook for producers, writers, broadcasters, network executives, and other television professionals since the first edition was published in 1991. And as the television business continues to evolve, This Business of Television evolves along with it. This comprehensive guide to the legal, economic, and production aspects of the industry has been completely revised and restructured to reflect the rapid changes in television today, both domestically and internationally. A user's guide to television contracts, plus directories of associations, government agencies, and producers and distributors, make this book an invaluable resource for anyone involved with—or simply interested in—the business of television. • Practical and comprehensive—the only book of its kind! • More than 300 American colleges and universities have television curriculums • Revised edition focuses on the changing world market for television • Replaces ISBN 0-8230-7704-7 •

Hidden talent

Author: Tom Kemper
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133011309
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

This is a history of Hollywood agents as they rose in the studio system in the late 1920s and early 1930s up through the 1940s, demonstrating the central role they played in the classical Hollywood period.

Clearance Copyright

Author: Michael C. Donaldson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1879505983
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

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.

Entertainment Law in a Nutshell

Author: Sherri Burr
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1683285042
Release Date: 2017-03-25
Genre:

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.

The Screenplay Business

Author: Peter Bloore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415613323
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

The development of a film screenplay is a complex and collaborative process, beginning with an initial story and continuing through drafting and financing to the start of the shoot. And yet the best ways of understanding and managing this process have never been properly studied. The Screenplay Business is the first book to do exactly that, addressing such questions as: How do film scripts get written, and what are the tensions between creativity and business? How can the team of the writer, producer, director and development executive work together most effectively? The Screenplay Business presents a theoretical and practical framework for understanding the business of independent script development, and encompasses ideas about creativity, motivation, managing creative people, value chains, and MBA leadership theories. This book will help producers and writers to nurture their stories through the long development process to the screen. It explains the international film business, and contains new research and extensive interviews with leading industry figures, including practical advice on how to run script meetings and handle notes; how to build a sustainable business; and how to understand what really happens when a script is written. The Screenplay Business is a new key text for academics and students researching film and media, and indispensable reading for anyone working in film screenplay development today.

Entertainment Labor

Author: Jonathan Handel
Publisher: Hollywood Analytics
ISBN: 9781441439789
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Performing Arts

A must-have for academics and attorneys working in entertainment labor, Entertainment Labor: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography is a 345 page annotated bibliography of over 1,500 books, articles, dissertations, legal cases and other resources dealing with entertainment unions and guilds and select other aspects of entertainment labor.Also included are:• Annotations (where necessary to explain the relevance of the book or article)• Capsule descriptions of legal cases • Page references (where only a portion of the book or article is relevant)• URLs (for full-text articles that are available online at no charge)• A detailed chapter on materials available from the unions and guilds themselves• A 90-page index