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The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers: A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers

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* 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!

* Avoid legal pitfalls with this quick reference guide- get real answers written in plain English for filmmakers, not for lawyers * Three books in one: a handy manual on film contracts, a step-by-step guide to critical legal issues on and off the set, and a quick reference on copyright and intellectual property issues *Revised and updated to cover YouTube, Internet distribution, webisodes, and production services agreements

Book News Annotation:

Crowell, entertainment and intellectual property rights lawyer, presents this pocket guide providing vital and useful legal information for independent filmmakers. With this well organized reference, producers can navigate the murky legal waters associated with the filmmaking process. Crowell covers everything from protecting intellectual property to dealing with Hollywood actors' agents and even benefitting financially from state film taxes and product placement. Presented in accessible language, without all the obfuscation of legal jargon, this guide provides adequate legal counsel for those embarking on producing an independent film. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Get fast legal answers written in plain English with no law degree required. It is designed to reduce your legal costs by providing the vital information you need to make informed decisions on the legal aspects of your film, video, and TV productions. The format is carefully designed for quick reference, so you get the answers you need, and quickly. Learn what you need to do if you want to safeguard your intellectual property, clear the rights to a song or soundtrack, or an actor gets hurt on set. Big-budget producers have lawyers on retainer, but you are left legally exposed. This book arms you with the practical advice of a TV-producer-turned-entertainment-lawyer.

* Avoid legal pitfalls with this quick reference guide- get real answers written in plain English for filmmakers, not for lawyers * Three books in one: a handy manual on film contracts, a step-by-step guide to critical legal issues on and off the set, and a quick reference on copyright and intellectual property issues *Revised and updated to cover YouTube, Internet distribution, webisodes, and production services agreements

Table of Contents

Getting Started; Development; Getting the Rights; Financing; Preproduction; PRODUCTION; The Production Office; Legal Issues on the Set; Shooting Permits; Child Actors; Intellectual Property; Shooting Schedules; Location Damage; Personal Injury; Transportation and Accomodations; Overtime and Overages; POSTPRODUCTION; Editing; Music Licensing; Reshoots and Doubling; Looping and ADR; Animation, Titles, and Special Effects; Laboratory Agreements; DISTRIBUTION; Distributors; Chain of Title and Deliverables; Net Profits; Royalties, Accounting, and Audits; Marketing and Promotion; Ancillary Rights; Assignment of Rights; LEGAL TAILOR; Appendix A, Contracts; Appendix B, Intellectual Property Law, Appendix C, Business Entities; Legal Resources; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240813189
Author:
Crowell, Thomas
Publisher:
Focal Press
Author:
Crowell, Thomas A.
Subject:
Entertainment
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
472
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Get fast legal answers written in plain English with no law degree required. It is designed to reduce your legal costs by providing the vital information you need to make informed decisions on the legal aspects of your film, video, and TV productions. The format is carefully designed for quick reference, so you get the answers you need, and quickly. Learn what you need to do if you want to safeguard your intellectual property, clear the rights to a song or soundtrack, or an actor gets hurt on set. Big-budget producers have lawyers on retainer, but you are left legally exposed. This book arms you with the practical advice of a TV-producer-turned-entertainment-lawyer.

* Avoid legal pitfalls with this quick reference guide- get real answers written in plain English for filmmakers, not for lawyers * Three books in one: a handy manual on film contracts, a step-by-step guide to critical legal issues on and off the set, and a quick reference on copyright and intellectual property issues *Revised and updated to cover YouTube, Internet distribution, webisodes, and production services agreements

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