Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers

ISBN-10: 0240813189

ISBN-13: 9780240813189

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas A. Crowell

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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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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 2/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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
Contracts
Intellectual Property Law
Business Entities
Legal Resources
Index
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