Hollywood Dealmaking

Author: Dina Appleton
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781581157369
Release Date: 2013-12-13
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.

Hollywood Dealmaking

Author: Dina Appleton
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9781581157369
Release Date: 2011-12-09
Genre: Law

Hollywood Dealmaking has become the go-to resource for new and experienced entertainment attorneys, agent trainees, business affairs executives, and creative executives. Entertainment attorneys and Hollywood insiders Dina Appleton and Daniel Yankelevits explain the negotiation techniques and strategies of entertainment dealmaking and detail the interests and roles of producers, writers, actors, directors, agents, and studio employees in crafting a deal. This new edition captures the dramatic changes over the past five years in the film and television industry landscape, with two new chapters: Reality Television details the sources of revenue, syndication possibilities, and format sales of these shows as well as the talent deals that are made and the Internet/New Media chapter delves in new digital formats such as mobile phones, game consoles, video-on-demand, and web-based apps, and explains where today's revenues are generated, where the industry is headed, and talent negotiation issues. All the ins and outs of negotiating are explained, including back ends, gross and adjusted gross profits, deferments, box office bonuses, copyrights, and much more. This easy-to-follow reference is packed with expert insights on distribution, licensing, and merchandising. The book's invaluable resource section includes definitions of lingo for acquisition agreements and employment deals, twelve ready-to-use sample contracts, and a directory of entertainment attorneys in both New York and Los Angeles. In Hollywood Dealmaking, readers will recognize the key players in the process, understand the "lingo" of crafting deals, learn how to negotiate agreements for the option and purchase of books and screenplays, be able to negotiate employment deals for all members of a film or television crew, understand payment terms and bonuses, and be able to register copyrights in scripts and other literary works. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Hollywood Dealmaking

Author: Dina Appleton
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781581156713
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre: Law

Hollywood Dealmaking has become the go-to resource for new and experienced entertainment attorneys, agent trainees, business affairs executives, and creative executives. Entertainment attorneys and Hollywood insiders Dina Appleton and Daniel Yankelevits explain the negotiation techniques and strategies of entertainment dealmaking and detail the interests and roles of producers, writers, actors, directors, agents, and studio employees in crafting a deal. This new edition captures the dramatic changes over the past five years in the film and television industry landscape, with two new chapters: Reality Television details the sources of revenue, syndication possibilities, and format sales of these shows as well as the talent deals that are made and the Internet/New Media chapter delves in new digital formats such as mobile phones, game consoles, video-on-demand, and web-based apps, and explains where today's revenues are generated, where the industry is headed, and talent negotiation issues. All the ins and outs of negotiating are explained, including back ends, gross and adjusted gross profits, deferments, box office bonuses, copyrights, and much more. This easy-to-follow reference is packed with expert insights on distribution, licensing, and merchandising. The book's invaluable resource section includes definitions of lingo for acquisition agreements and employment deals, twelve ready-to-use sample contracts, and a directory of entertainment attorneys in both New York and Los Angeles. In Hollywood Dealmaking, readers will recognize the key players in the process, understand the "lingo" of crafting deals, learn how to negotiate agreements for the option and purchase of books and screenplays, be able to negotiate employment deals for all members of a film or television crew, understand payment terms and bonuses, and be able to register copyrights in scripts and other literary works.

The Business of Media Distribution

Author: Jeff Ulin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136057656
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Performing Arts

Written by the insider who headed sales for Lucasfilm across distribution markets and managed the release of Star Wars Episode III, this is the first book to show how all related media distribution markets, including television, video and online, work together and independently to finance and maximize profits on productions. It demystifies how an idea moves from concept to profits and how distribution quietly dominates an industry otherwise grounded in high profile elements (production, marketing, creative, finance, law). The book provides a unique apprenticeship to the business, illuminating at a macro level how an idea can move from concept to generating $1 Billion, relating theory and practice in the context of the maturation of global market segments, and exposing the devil in the detail that impacts bottom line profits. Producers, media executives, and entertainment attorneys in specific niches will benefit from this wide-ranging look at the business across various distribution outlets, including theatrical, television, airlines, merchandising, cable, and home video.

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.

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.

Reality Television Contracts

Author: Battista Paul
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781621534969
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Genre: Law

Reality television is the growth area of television today. Individuals around the country want to be involved, whether in front of the camera or behind, and those who want to produce reality television seek to attract talent—maybe from the local beauty salon or perhaps the rodeo, extermination company, or trucking company—to begin taping their own "sizzle" reels to pitch to Hollywood production companies. At long last, here is a book that explains and educates those involved in reality television (and those who hope to be involved) regarding the terms found in these agreements and how best to negotiate them. This guide also includes: •A brief history of reality television •A breakdown of how ideas develop and of the "players" involved •Reviews of and comments on agreement templates for all parties in the development and production stages •"Deal point" checklists to help stay on track Directed at attorneys who currently represent clients in the industry or would like to add reality television to their law practices, at reality television producers or those looking to break into the scene, and at all reality television participants, the contracts included in this book will be an indispensable resource all the way! Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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.

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).

Representing Talent

Author: Violaine Roussel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226486949
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Performing Arts

In Representing Talent, Violaine Roussel investigates power, mediation, and deal-making in Hollywood with the agent front and center. The image we have of Hollywood agents often turns on the moguls who create their own empires, such as Ari Emanuel of William Morris Agency, inspiration for the character of Ari Gold in the HBO series Entourage. The agent (usually a male) is referenced often enough as a "shark," the kind of person who "can't feel other people's pain," or as a parasite who doesn't actually make anything, yet garners big profits from cinematic productions. Some truth may adhere to these stereotypes, but among the many agents Roussel interviewed for this book the premium put on integrity is high, and when it comes to the underlying opposition between art and commerce, most agents reject the moral suspicion associated with being on the business side of show-business. For the agent, signing a client is a bet on the future, and so an agent's ability to draw a bead on talent, based on aesthetic intuitions, becomes a springboard for the inspiration an actor-client or director-client can generate in the agent; it is the basis for his or her sense of the intimate tie an agent wants to create with a client. Far from being self-serving empire-builders who lack empathy, then, the successful Hollywood agent has to be more than a business-handler for the client--as one interviewee said, the agent is "part psychiatrist, part family member, whether father, mother, brother, sister, wife, husband, not in a physical sense, but certainly in an emotional and in an intellectual sense." Creating and maintaining emotional connections with clients is a prerequisite for the existence and success of the agents. As ethnography, Representing Talent investigates specific evaluation communities that can shape projects and careers. Roussel calls this an "occupational sociology of worth," approaching Hollywood, that is, in terms of professional networks within which the quality of people and projects is evaluated at the same time as their "value" is defined. She situates agents in their organizations, distinguishing the small agencies from the few big agencies. The agent creates strong ties with relevant counterparts (studio or network executives, producers, casting professionals, distributors), allies in the transaction of talent and projects (managers, lawyer, financiers, and so on), and of course actual and potential clients. These are the evaluation communities that comprise this study, and this helps us grasp the agents' power to affect who the artists are we get to know and admire, and what the entertainment products are that get offered to audiences.

The Creative Artist s Legal Guide

Author: William J. Seiter
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300161199
Release Date: 2012-06-26
Genre: Law

Demystifying the fundamental principles of intellectual property, this practical resource, essential for anyone trying to navigate today's rapidly changing media environment, provides creative artists with the legal concepts needed to deal safely with lawyers, agents, executives and others. Original.

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 don't 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. It's all here-how to find the talent, how to build up a clientele, how to promote yourself, the contracts you'll 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.

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.

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 •

It s All Your Fault

Author: Bill Robinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743221917
Release Date: 2001-01-04
Genre: Performing Arts

An Essential Guide to Landing -- and Keeping -- Your first Hollywood Job A position as an assistant to a producer, agent, director, studio executive, or star can be the path to a fabulous career -- or a one-way ticket to hell. How can the aspiring Hollywood assistant quickly learn the inside track to success while avoiding the land mines? It's All Your Fault is the answer. Written by two former Hollywood assistants who've been there and done that, It's All Your Fault is bursting with hard-earned advice, from figuring out who's who and who isn't to sex, drugs, and other work-related issues. Filled with outrageous anecdotes and countless celebrity stories, It's All Your Fault proves an indispensable addition to the nightstand of every wannabe Hollywood mover and shaker.