The Independent Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide

Financing, Shooting, and Distributing Independent and Digital Films

Author: Jon M. Garon

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569763976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Preparing independent or guerrilla filmmakers for the legal, financial, and organizational questions that can doom a project if unanswered, this guide demystifies issues such as developing a concept, founding a film company, obtaining financing, securing locations, casting, shooting, granting screen credits, distributing, exhibiting, and marketing a film. Updated to include digital marketing and distribution strategies through YouTube or webisodes, it also anticipates the problems generated by a blockbuster hit: sound tracks, merchandizing, and licensing. Six appendices provide sample contracts, copyright forms and circulars, Writer's Guild of America definitions for writing credits, and studio contact information.
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The Insider's Guide to Film Finance

Author: Philip Alberstat

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136041303

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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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.
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Producing for TV and New Media

A Real-world Approach for Producers

Author: Cathrine Kellison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240810872

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 322

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Gain a thorough understanding of the nuanced and multidimensional role producers play in television and new media today. Harness the creative, technical, interpersonal, and financial skills essential for success in this vibrant and challenging field. Producing for TV and New Media third edition is your guide to avoiding the obstacles and pitfalls commonly encountered by new and aspiring producers. New to this edition: * "Focus on New Media" sections that highlight emerging media, web video, and mobile/small format media * New sample production forms and contracts * New review questions accompanying each interview and chapter * All new interviews with industry professionals offer practical insight into cutting edge developments in television and new media production * Fresh analysis of new media technology * A revised and revamped companion website with all the sample forms and contracts in the book, updated web link resources, and much more Written especially for new and aspiring producers, with insight that simply cannot be found in any other books, this new edition is an indispensable guide for anyone looking to find success as a new media or TV producer.
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Entertainment Law and Practice

Author: Jon M. Garon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 762

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This casebook provides a comprehensive survey of the primary entertainment law practice areas, including theater, motion pictures, music, and television. Although the book does not attempt to serve as a casebook for copyright, First Amendment, or trademark law, each of these legal doctrines are covered in sufficient fashion that a student without prior exposure to one or more of these doctrinal areas can still participate in an Entertainment Law course.The book addresses both the practical aspects of entertainment and the fundamental underpinnings of entertainment law. The selection of topics is based on what practitioners face, and the materials are selected to build a solid theoretical basis for that topic.This is the only book in the entertainment law field to address and integrate the need to teach the practitioner's issues with the jurisprudential framework necessary to make the course appropriate to the law school curriculum. It is especially useful for adjunct professors teaching the course because of its organization around the relevant issues to the practitioner.
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The Filmmaker's Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition

Author: Steven Ascher,Edward Pincus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101613807

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 832

View: 4934

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The fourth edition of the authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and new digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making. • Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films • Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras • Digital editing with the latest video editing systems • In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, and mixing • The business aspects of funding and producing your project • Getting your movie shown in theaters, on TV, and on the Web
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