Contracts for the Film & Television Industry

Author: Mark Litwak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935247074

Category: Law

Page: 483

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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.
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The Structure of American Industry

Thirteenth Edition

Author: James W. Brock

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 147863104X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 391

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The major American industries—agriculture, petroleum, electricity, banking, telecommunications, movies, college sports, airlines, health care, and the beer, cigarette, and automotive industries—intersect our lives every day. Studying these industries raises a number of economic questions: How are the individual industries organized and structured? What is their history? What are the dominant organizations in each field, and what share of their market do they represent? What is the nature of competition in these fields, and how effectively does it govern economic decision making? The nature of these industries also raises a host of public policy challenges: What significant policy issues do they pose, what options are available for addressing them, and what role can and should the government play? Unlike other books that offer economic treatments focused on theoretical expositions and analyses, the thirteenth edition addresses all these questions in a manner that treats each industry in a comprehensive, holistic way. Brock’s approach focuses on everyday experience, enhancing readers’ understanding through examples that emphasize incident and detail. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, has been updated or rewritten for this edition. A new chapter on the movie industry has been added as well. This outstanding overview of American industry offers the reader a live laboratory of clinical examination and comparative analysis.
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The SHORT! Guide to Producing

The Practical Essentials of Producing Short Films

Author: Charles Merzbacher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351186531

Category: Art

Page: 300

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In this book, Charles Merzbacher offers a concise, definitive guide to the essential skills, techniques and logistics of producing short films, focusing on the practical knowledge needed for line producing and overseeing smaller-scale productions. Drawing on insights from real-life production scenarios, veteran filmmaker and instructor Charles Merzbacher takes producers through every stage of the production process, from fundraising, preproduction and planning to the producer’s role in postproduction and distribution. Key topics include: Finding a worthy project; Schedules and budgets; Managing the casting process; Recruiting and managing crew; Location scouting; Legal and safety issues; Running a production; Negotiating music rights; And much more! An accompanying website—available at theshortseries.com—offers document templates for contracts, call sheets, budgets and other production forms, as well as sample production documents and short video guides featuring top industry professionals.
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Own Your Lemons

How To Make Your IP Profitable

Author: th Digital Books

Publisher: th Digital Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 100

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The Second Edition of Own Your Lemons is currently in production and will be available this Fall! ************************ A lemon can be many things from a delicious citrus fruit to a dud of a car but most importantly it is something you can own. The idea for Own Your Lemons came to me when I was a freshly faced law student learning the basic of contracts, property law, and family law. As the daughter of Dr. Mary Lemon Brooks nephew I have always been interested in the fundamentals of law and how law connects the world. My first legal fellowship after graduating law school focused on art and entertainment law it was there I learned the fundamentals of intellectual property from renowned entertainment attorney John Renaud of Turner/Time Warner. In this second edition of Own Your Lemons I am delighted to share some of these internal secrets with you. When you first think of intellectual property (IP) what comes to mind? Is it the last commercial you watched on YouTube or the last item you bought in the grocery store? IP plays a large part in the branding and marketing we all see on a daily basis from slogans like “Where's the beef?” and “We have the meats” to characters like “Flo” and “Jake” promoting car insurance and even logos like the Adidas apparel three stripes and Nike’s coveted swish mark. Characters, slogans, and logos are the main elements of promotional IP but only a small part of the IP market. The great thing about America’s IP market system is owning the product and owning the promotion. Here in the US there are two federal offices which grant intellectual property rights. The US Copyright Office grants a copyright under specific circumstances. A grant of right allows you as the owner to protect your work from being copied and used without your permission. The US Patent and Trademark Office grants patents and trademarks under certain circumstances. Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights are the only types of intellectual property. Now it gets complicated, think of those Flo and Jake characters from your favorite car insurance ad they are people too! State laws in the United States of America grant publicity rights to individuals promoting products. You may be thinking this doesn’t make any sense and you are right it doesn’t make sense it makes cents. Literally every time your likeness is shown in association with a product or brand someone is making a royalty. Chang ching! As someone interested in owning lemons the cost of manufacturing and marketing can be steep if you don’t do your homework first. Building brand quality can take years whereas ideas are one in a million unlike those complicated combinations of slogans, logos, characters, products, and people. For more on IP purchase the digital copy of Own Your Lemons in Google Play Books. *****************COMING SOON*************************** Mind Your Lemons Give Your Lemons
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The Creative Artist's Legal Guide

Copyright, Trademark and Contracts in Film and Digital Media Production

Author: William J. Seiter,Ellen Seiter

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300161190

Category: Law

Page: 244

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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.
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Media Law for Producers

Author: Philip Miller

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136046011

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 399

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Media Law for Producers is a comprehensive handbook that explains, in lay terms, the myriad legal issues that the producer will face on a regular basis - contracts, permits, defamation, patents, releases and insurance, libel, royalties and residuals, as well as protecting the finished production. This revised and expanded edition includes such Internet-related topics as Internet music law, online registration, and online privacy. Other new topics covered include: · Implied and express contracts in the project/idea submission process · Assignment/transfer of copyright · Music clip licensing · Use of other people's trademarks in media production · Parody as a defense to copyright infringement Clear explanations examine the how and why of different types of production contracts, and checklists provide a quick means for producers to determine when their productions might be at greatest risk to legal challenges. Media Law for Producers also examines the substantial changes in copyright term resulting from recent copyright legislation. Legal problems can be very costly to media producers. Lawyers and court fees, coupled with the loss of work time, can lead to bankruptcy. Media Law for Producers cuts through the legalese and illustrates legal issues to help producers recognize the legal questions that can arise during production.
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Audio Post Production for Television and Film

An Introduction to Technology and Techniques

Author: Hilary Wyatt,Tim Amyes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136120068

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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Previously titled Audio Post-production in Video and Film, this third edition has been completely revised and restructured to provide a step-by-step guide to the professional techniques used to shape a soundtrack through the production process. Covering sound for both film and television, this edition includes many of the practical techniques and shortcuts used by experienced editors and mixers. Part one explains the basics of audio post production - how audio is recorded, how sound and picture stay in sync, how audio can be exported from system to system, and how film and video technology works. Part two follows the path of production sound from its original recording right through to the final mix, and includes sections on editing sound with picture, dialogue, sound effects and music editing, how to run ADR and Foley record sessions, and mixing, using many practical examples. Audio Post Production for Television and Film is aimed at professionals already working in the industry, newcomers, students and those considering sound for film and television as a career - in fact anyone who wants an insight into current professional practices and a comprehensive overview of the sound post production process.
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Dealmaking in the Film & Television Industry

From Negotiations to Final Contracts

Author: Mark Litwak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 468

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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.
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Picture Composition for Film and Television

Author: Peter Ward

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240516818

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 261

View: 3181

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Composition is the bedrock of the camera operator's craft, yet it is seldom taught in training courses in the belief that it is an intuitive, personal skill. This book shows how composition can be learned, and includes the compositional implications of widescreen, DV cameras and virtual sets.
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