Contracts for the Film Television Industry

Contracts for the Film   Television Industry

A collection of sample entertainment contracts along with discussions of the concepts and terms contained therein.

Author: Mark Litwak

Publisher:

ISBN: 1879505460

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 276

A collection of sample entertainment contracts along with discussions of the concepts and terms contained therein. It contains 62 contracts covering: depiction and copyright release; literary submission and sale; artist employment; collaboration; music; financing; production; distribution; and, merchandising and retainers.
Categories: Law

Dealmaking in the Film Television Industry

Dealmaking in the Film   Television Industry

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.

Author: Mark Litwak

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437122839315

Category: Law

Page: 468

View: 836

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.
Categories: Law

Media Production Agreements

Media Production Agreements

Providing legal information and sound advice on the structuring of deals and negotiated agreements, this authoritative guide identifies potential pitfalls in the drafting and arrangement of contracts and proposals.

Author: Philip Alberstat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136177507

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 989

Media Production Agreements is an invaluable reference tool for film, television and video producers and has been written specifically for all those involved in the media industry. Providing legal information and sound advice on the structuring of deals and negotiated agreements, this authoritative guide identifies potential pitfalls in the drafting and arrangement of contracts and proposals. Media Production Agreements contains legal agreements which independent producers, writers and all those involved in the film and television industry are faced with at the outset of a project. Typical agreements and sample contracts are presented in the text and practical explanatory notes provide clarification, caveats and advice. Contracts and agreements discussed include: * option and literary purchase * writer's and director's agreement * co-production agreement * distribution agreement * location agreement * non-disclosure agreement * release from a living person * release for extras * name product and logo release agreement * licence to reproduce still photographs.
Categories: Social Science

Production Safety for Film Television and Video

Production Safety for Film  Television and Video

This could be good news for over-worked freelance staff and short-term contract
workers in the film and television industry. This entitlement will not apply to family
businesses or managers. Employers must keep accurate and up-to-date records
 ...

Author: Robin Small

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136044342

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 504

View: 950

Covering all aspects of production safety, this is an invaluable reference guide for the independent programme maker, freelancer, manager, producer, tutor and student filmmaker. Robin Small identifies all the major risks and gives advice on how to control and/or eliminate them. Each hazard section includes useful references to the relevant legislation, documents and licences, as well as addresses of organisations for essential advice and recommended further reading. An appendix lists samples of vital certificates, with visual references provided on www.focalpress.com. Important information about hazard identification, risk assessment and safety policy is provided in the chapters covering legislation, health and safety management, personal protective equipment and insurance. Particular hazards are then split into individual sections for ease of reference. These hazards include: Asbestos Cranes Explosives and pyrotechnics Food and catering Manual handing and lifting Visual display screens Working at heights The appendices provide comprehensive contact information for UK and European Heath and Safety sources. They also include sample forms to draw up your own safety system. Robin Small is Senior Lecturer in Television, Media Department at the University of Huddersfield.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Creative Artist s Legal Guide

The Creative Artist s Legal Guide

For more on the role of contracts during the feature film production process and
for numerous sample contracts, see Schuyler M. ... (Los Angeles: Silman-James
Press, 2007), Mark Litwak, Contracts in the Film and Television Industry, 2nd ed.

Author: William J. Seiter

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300161199

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 782

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.
Categories: Law

Independent Producers Guide to Film and TV Contracts

Independent Producers  Guide to Film and TV Contracts

... provisionally entitled / ( hereafter referred to as ' the Film ' ) based upon a
screenplay written by [ Whereas the Finder is engaged in financing and seeking
finance in the film and television industry . Whereas the parties to this agreement
wish ...

Author: Philip Alberstat

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018565637

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 476

View: 448

First time film-makers, producers and writers will find this Independent Producers' Guide an essential reference tool. The numerous examples of typical legal agreements contained in the book are wide ranging; from the deals that a producer must make at the outset of a project to acquire source rights, through to production and co-production and distribution arrangements for the finished product.Each agreement is closely annotated with comments and guidelines on how the deals are structured. They provide simple explanations of provisions contained within the agreements, identifying potential pitfalls faced by producers as well as giving general advice. The accompanying free CD-ROM contains templates of all agreements found in the book. These are intended to be downloaded and tailored for your own use.Philip Alberstat is Head of Media for Coudert Bros solicitors and was formerly Head of Legal and Business Affairs for Hat Trick Productions and Head of Media and Entertainment of leading law firm, Baker & McKenzie. Philip has worked extensively for companies in the film and broadcasting industries and given advice in relation to many film and television projects including feature films such as Richard III and various television movies, including Princess in Love and Bad Face, and the television series LEXX. He has worked on films such as Naked Lunch, Patriot Games, Such a Long Journey and Beautiful Joe, as well as acting for numerous writers and directors. He is Legal Editor of Channel 21, is on the editorial board of Entertainment Law Review and on the International Advisory Boards of the Toronto International Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards. He also speaks at seminars and conferences on media-related subjects and lectures in Media The European Film Institute. Philip was the winner of the 1997 HIFAL
Categories: Performing Arts

Hollywood Dealmaking

Hollywood Dealmaking

"I wish I could have had this book when I was starting out in the business.

Author: Dina Appleton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621536598

Category: Law

Page: 408

View: 791

"I wish I could have had this book when I was starting out in the business. An invaluable reference work." —Alan Poul, producer, Westworld The legal resources of studios and networks are legendary, often intimidating independent producers, writers, actors, directors, agents, and others as they try to navigate through the maze of legal details. This invaluable reference presents the interests of talent as well as the point of view of creative executives, producers, entertainment attorneys, agents and managers, and major guilds—making clear the role that each plays in the dealmaking process. Readers will find expert insights to talent and production deals for television, feature film, video, and the Internet, as well as an in-depth overview of net profits and other forms of contingent compensation. Hollywood Dealmaking, Third Edition, also addresses digital and new platforms, changes resulting from new union agreements, and the evolution in feature film back-end (profit participation) deals. In addition, this comprehensive guide includes: Explanations of employment deals Details of rights acquisition Basics of copyright law Sample contracts and forms Glossary of industry lingo and terminology And much more! Peppered with facts on the deals of superstar players and with summaries in each section to clarify complex legal issues, Hollywood Dealmaking, Third Edition, is an essential resource for industry novices and veterans alike who want to sharpen their negotiation skills and finalize the deals they have been seeking.
Categories: Law

Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources

Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources

Author: James Woy

Publisher: Gale Group

ISBN: 0787664863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1200

View: 656

Each updated edition identifies nearly 35,000 live, print and electronic sources of information listed under more than 1,100 alphabetically arranged subjects--industries and business concepts and practices. Edited by business information expert James Woy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Entertainment Law Reporter

Entertainment Law Reporter

... or or Negotiating Contracts in the Entertainment Industry , October 3-5 , The
Southgate Tower Hotel , New York City . ... Film Financing Through Private
Investment ; Film Production Agreements - Overview ; Music for Film and
Television ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063854900

Category: Entertainers

Page:

View: 668

Motion pictures, television, radio, music, theater, publishing, sports.
Categories: Entertainers

Risky Business

Risky Business

This is the comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project.

Author: Mark Litwak

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051440371

Category: Law

Page: 313

View: 868

This is the comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project. Starting with the basic organisation of the company and the preparation of production, collaboration, and screenplay agreements, it covers in detail everything from raising money via loans, presales, and investors through finding, contracting with, and policing the finished project's distributors. A companion to Litwak's popular books on entertainment industry deal-making and contracts, RISKY BUSINESS is an authoritative blueprint for successfully producing any independent film or video. Included among its many topics: partnerships; corporations; limited liability companies; equity investments; attracting investors; evaluating a film's economic value; working the film festivals; distribution territories; distributors' accounting practices; and much more. In addition to its primary text, it includes many essential contracts, sample statements and certificates, checklists, and extensive lists of useful resources.
Categories: Law

Working in the Global Film and Television Industries

Working in the Global Film and Television Industries

This collection places the workplace experiences of industry workers at centre stage. It looks at film and television production in a variety of social, economic, political, and cultural contexts.

Author: Andrew Dawson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780930213

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 455

Like many other cultural commodities, films and TV shows tend to work in such a way as to obscure the conditions under which they are produced, a process that has been reinforced by dominant trends in the practice of Film and Television Studies. This collection places the workplace experiences of industry workers at centre stage. It looks at film and television production in a variety of social, economic, political, and cultural contexts. The book provides detailed analyses of specific systems of production and their role in shaping the experience of work, whilst also engaging with the key theoretical and methodological questions involved in film and television production. Drawing together the work of historians, film scholars, and anthropologists, it looks at film and television production not only in Hollywood and Western Europe but also in less familiar settings such as the Soviet Union, India, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Chronologically wide-ranging, interdisciplinary and international in scope, it is a unique introduction, critical for all students of the film industries and film production.
Categories: Social Science

TV World

TV World

the brief exploitation of the Film by means of rental and lending and the contract
shall include an acknowledgment that the ... The co - producers should mutually
agree and record in the contract a designated production account or accounts .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000098295151

Category: Television broadcasting

Page:

View: 783

International business magazine for television.
Categories: Television broadcasting

The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter

Basic Lighting for Film and Video Workshop - Composition and Framing for the
Motion Picture Camera · Professional ... or Personal Manager in the
Entertainment Industry Understanding Guild and Union Agreements in Film and
Television ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000107226957

Category: Motion picture industry

Page:

View: 965

Categories: Motion picture industry

The Complete Film Production Handbook

The Complete Film Production Handbook

This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike.

Author: Eve Light Honthaner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136053054

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 628

This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production--from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements. Even if you know what you're doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you're not already working in film production, but think you'd like to be, read the book -- and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you'll know what to expect, you'll be prepared, and you'll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out. New topics and information in the fourth edition include: * Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts * Information specific to television production and commercials * The industry's commitment to go green and how to do it * Coverage of new travel and shipping regulations * Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout
Categories: Performing Arts

How to Build and Manage an Entertainment Law Practice

How to Build and Manage an Entertainment Law Practice

Everything You ' d Better Know About the Record Industry , Kashif Michael Jones
and Gary Greenberg , Brooklyn Boy Books , 1996 ... B . Film / Television
Contracts for the Film & Television Industry , Mark Litwak , Silman - James Press ,
1998 .

Author: Gary Greenberg

Publisher: Section of Law Practice Management

ISBN: STANFORD:36105062236877

Category: Artists' contracts

Page: 341

View: 729

This book provides complete and systematic guidance on how to establish and maintain a practice in the field of entertainment law.
Categories: Artists' contracts

The Insider s Guide to Film Finance

The Insider s Guide to Film Finance

Financing an independent feature film production is a highly complex process. This book demystifies the legal and commercial implications of a film from start to finish.

Author: Philip Alberstat

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136041297

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 141

Financing an independent feature film production is a highly complex process. This book demystifies the legal and commercial implications of a film from start to finish. It provides a detailed survey of each of the processes and players involved, and analyses of the legal and commercial issues faced by all of the participants in a film financing transaction. Packed with legal advice and straight forward explanations this is an essential reference for filmmakers worldwide. With contributions from leading professionals around the world, and an up-to-date international approach, this is an invaluable tool for producers, and others involved in the film industry. Includes: Case studies, Sample Recoupment Schedules, Alternative Financing Models, Glossary of Film Financing and Banking Terms Philip Alberstat is a media finance and production lawyer specialising in film, television and broadcasting. He has worked on films such as The 51st State, Goodbye Mr Steadman, Tooth and numerous television programmes and series. He is on the editorial board of Entertainment Law Review and is the author of The Independent Producers Guide to Film and TV Contracts (2000), and Law and the Media (2002). Philip is involved in raising finance for film and television productions and negotiating and structuring film and television deals. He undertakes corporate and commercial work and handles the intellectual property aspects of broadcasting and finance transactions. He has also executive produced numerous film and television productions. He won an Emmy Award in 2004 as an Executive Producer of the Film, "The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie". Philip joined Osborne Clarke as a partner in February 2002. Prior to that he was Head of Legal and Business Affairs with one of the largest independent TV production companies in the UK. He was previously Head of Media at Baker & McKenzie and began his career at Olswang. He was winner of the Lawyer/Hifal Award for Solicitor of the year in 1997 and is listed in Legal Experts in the area of Film Finance/Media.
Categories: Performing Arts

Chambers Partners Directory

Chambers   Partners  Directory

Macfarlanes EC4 2/0/0 165 TV , programme production , video licensing ;
animation , film . ... in Reading handles artistes management whilst Eatons is
principally involved in recording and publishing contracts for the music and TV
industries .

Author: Michael Chambers

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000046507160

Category: Law firms

Page:

View: 562

Categories: Law firms

Performance Rights in Sound Recordings

Performance Rights in Sound Recordings

Of the three agreements, the television film agreement with the motion picture
producers (the MPPA pattern) was the only ... the first time in the industry, the
producers were to make payments to the AFM-Employers' Pension and Welfare
Fund, ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078699215

Category: Copyright

Page: 1162

View: 724

Categories: Copyright