The Independent Filmmaker s Law and Business Guide

The Independent Filmmaker s Law and Business Guide

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 ...

Author: Jon M. Garon

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781569763971

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 793

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.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Independent Filmmaker s Law and Business Guide

The Independent Filmmaker s Law and Business Guide

"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 ...

Author: Jon M. Garon

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1641604247

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 980

Today's independent and digital filmmaking demands a clear guide to the business and legal aspects of the art. What fundraising options are available to a filmmaker? When should a filmmaker establish a corporation or limited liability company? How do screenwriters protect their work? What are a director's legal obligations to the producer, cast, and crew--and what are their obligations in return? This indispensable resource addresses the legal, financial, and organizational questions that an independent or guerrilla filmmaker must face, and the problems that will doom a project if left unanswered. It demystifies issues such as founding a film company, obtaining financing, preparing a budget, securing locations, shooting, granting screen credits, and distributing, exhibiting, and marketing a film. Newly updated and expanded, this third edition explores concepts such as integrating social media; crowd funding and nonprofit status funding; diversity, inclusion, and compensation equity; and distribution via streaming services. Six appendixes provide sample contracts, copyright circulars, Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use, and more.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Independent Filmmaker s Law and Business Guide

The Independent Filmmaker s Law and Business Guide

Newly updated and expanded, this third edition explores concepts such as integrating social media; crowd funding and nonprofit status funding; diversity, inclusion, and compensation equity; and distribution via streaming services.

Author: Jon M. Garon

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781641604277

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

View: 519

Today's independent and digital filmmaking demands a clear guide to the business and legal aspects of the art. What fundraising options are available to a filmmaker? When should a filmmaker establish a corporation or limited liability company? How do screenwriters protect their work? What are a director's legal obligations to the producer, cast, and crew--and what are their obligations in return? This indispensable resource addresses the legal, financial, and organizational questions that an independent or guerrilla filmmaker must face, and the problems that will doom a project if left unanswered. It demystifies issues such as founding a film company, obtaining financing, preparing a budget, securing locations, shooting, granting screen credits, and distributing, exhibiting, and marketing a film. Newly updated and expanded, this third edition explores concepts such as integrating social media; crowd funding and nonprofit status funding; diversity, inclusion, and compensation equity; and distribution via streaming services. Six appendixes provide sample contracts, copyright circulars, Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use, and more.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Independent Filmmaker s Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors 2d ed

The Independent Filmmaker  s Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors  2d ed

The Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide: A Business and Legal
SourceBook. New York: G. Schirmer, 2009. Garon, Jon M. The Independent
Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide: Financing, Shooting and Dis- tributing
Independent ...

Author: Gabriel Campisi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786462858

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 415

Filmmakers need more than heart, talent and desire to realize their dreams: they need production capital. In order to merge their cinematic vision with a financial source to cover the cost, independent filmmakers must make the leap from the world of imagination and storytelling into the arena of economics and investors. Not surprisingly, finding willing investors can be the most challenging aspect in an aspiring filmmaker's pursuit of higher-budget, entertaining motion pictures. This practical guide provides detailed instructions on preparing the most important tool for recruiting investors, a persuasive business plan. Also included in this new edition are suggested ways to approach potential investors; lists of various financial sources available to Hollywood productions; and tips on spotting unscrupulous financiers. Interviews with key Hollywood producers offer real-world case studies of these strategies in action.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Independent Film Producers Survival Guide A Business and Legal Sourcebook

The Independent Film Producers Survival Guide  A Business and Legal Sourcebook

In this comprehensive guidebook, three experienced entertainment lawyers tell you everything you need to know to produce and market an independent film from the development process to deal making, financing, setting up the production, ...

Author: Gunnar Erickson

Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9780857124982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 972

In this comprehensive guidebook, three experienced entertainment lawyers tell you everything you need to know to produce and market an independent film from the development process to deal making, financing, setting up the production, hiring directors and actors, securing location rights, acquiring music, calculating profits, digital moving making, distribution, and marketing your movie.
Categories: Business & Economics

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: 923

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

Library Journal

Library Journal

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106017989127

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Categories: Libraries

Understanding the Business of Entertainment

Understanding the Business of Entertainment

Written in a clear and engaging tone, this book covers the essential topics in a thorough but reader-friendly manner and includes plenty of real-world examples that bring business and legal concepts to life.

Author: Gregory Bernstein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317680512

Category: Art

Page: 314

View: 127

Understanding the Business of Entertainment: The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know is an indispensable guide to the business aspects of the entertainment industry, providing the legal expertise you need to break in and to succeed. Written in a clear and engaging tone, this book covers the essential topics in a thorough but reader-friendly manner and includes plenty of real-world examples that bring business and legal concepts to life. Whether you want to direct, produce, write, edit, photograph or act in movies, this book covers how to find work in your chosen field and examines the key provisions in employment agreements for creative personnel. If you want to make films independently, you’ll find advice on where to look for financing, what kinds of deals might be made in the course of production, and important information on insurance, releases, and licenses. Other topics covered include: Hollywood’s growth and the current conglomerates that own most of the media How specific entertainment companies operate, including facts about particular studios and employee tasks. How studios develop projects, manage production, seek out independent films, and engage in marketing and distribution The kinds of revenues studios earn and how they account for these revenues How television networks and new media-delivery companies like Netflix operate and where the digital revolution might take those who will one day work in the film and TV business As an award- winning screenwriter and entertainment attorney, Gregory Bernstein give us an inside look at the business of entertainment. He proves that knowing what is behind filmmaking is just as important as the film itself.
Categories: Art

Independent Producers Guide to Film and TV Contracts

Independent Producers  Guide to Film and TV Contracts

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 ...

Author: Philip Alberstat

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018565637

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 476

View: 304

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

The AALS Directory of Law Teachers

The AALS Directory of Law Teachers

Stockey ) , 2000 ; Advanced Criminal Procedure in a Nutshell ( with Cammack ) ,
2001 ; Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice ... Independent Filmmaker's Law &
Business Guide , 2002 ; Theatre Law : Cases and Materials ( co - author ) , 2004
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063745561

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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Categories: Electronic journals

Own it

Own it

My hope is that Own It will accomplish the objectives of The Independent
Filmmaker ' s Law & Business Guide for a larger audience and those with a
greater need . Own It is a book for all entrepreneurs , not just the risk takers in the
film ...

Author: Jon M. Garon

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030262404

Category: Law

Page: 386

View: 147

"Own It provides the entrepreneur hands-on examples and explanations of how to build long-lasting value for the business through the use of trademarks, copyright, patents and other legal techniques.Each chapter provides a roadmap to the mysterious but critical relationships between intellectual property and innovation. It offers advice on maximizing the opportunities for financing, planning, and competing in the e-commerce economy using common sense and the successful strategies of world-renown companies.The book first focuses on the legal and business attributes of exclusivity and relevance to highlight how bust to build market share and maximize profitability. Chapters on relevance and innovation focus on how to identify the opportunities for changes in processes and markets. It contrasts market relevance from social relevance, explaining the strategies of creating and marketing must-have products. Using simple descriptions and numerous examples, the book explains how intellectual property assets can improve customer satisfaction and maximize profits.Because the relationship between entrepreneur and investor is critical to success, the book shows how to align the interests of investors and employees with the entrepreneur. Together with nuts-and-bolts information of the start-up phase of business, this book provides the keys to building an economically stable business and a secure financial future.The Intellectual Property Reference Guide carefully explains patent, copyright, trademark, publicity rights and similar tools in the language of the start-up business. The reference guide illustrates how to use intellectual property to reduce competition and increase profitability. By focusing on business entrepreneurs, the reference guide emphasizes what the business leader needs to know.Better than a get rich quick scheme, Own It provides the manual for making start-up business profitable, stable and built to last."
Categories: Law

Entertainment law legal concepts and business practices

Entertainment law   legal concepts and business practices

sidies , pre - sales of territoriale and ancillary distribution rights , ' and
independent film companies . § 1:13 Structure of ... ( Section 1:13 ] ' See Jon M.
Garon , the Independent Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide 106-107 ( 2002 ) .
The costs of ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B5121620

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Contracts for the Film Television Industry

Contracts for the Film   Television Industry

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 ...

Author: Mark Litwak

Publisher:

ISBN: 1935247077

Category: Law

Page: 483

View: 501

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.
Categories: Law

Entertainment Law Practice

Entertainment Law   Practice

F . Bibliography and Links Jon GARON , THE INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER ' s
Law & BUSINESS GUIDE TO FINANCING , SHOOTING , AND DISTRIBUTING
INDEPENDENT AND DIGITAL FILMS ( 2002 ) . Paul A . BAUMGARTEN ,
DONALD C ...

Author: Jon M. Garon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059204738

Category: Law

Page: 762

View: 133

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.
Categories: Law

The Entrepreneur s Intellectual Property and Business Handbook

The Entrepreneur s Intellectual Property and Business Handbook

It emphasizes that not every business needs a patent portfolio, but every business needs to combine business strategy with intellectual property protections to build itself in a way that avoids being copied by the competition.The book is ...

Author: Jon M. Garon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1721866531

Category: Intellectual property

Page: 632

View: 812

The Entrepreneur's Intellectual Property & Business Handbook offers a comprehensive guide for using a customer-focused design approach and intellectual property tools to build long-lasting, successful business enterprises. It explains the key business and legal strategies essential for start-ups and small businesses. Through examples from successful companies, lessons from failed experiments, and sample documents, it provides a roadmap for any business towards success.The book is used by entrepreneurs, legal clinics, small business development centers, and business advisers to help entrepreneurs differentiate their products and services in a very competitive market. It emphasizes that not every business needs a patent portfolio, but every business needs to combine business strategy with intellectual property protections to build itself in a way that avoids being copied by the competition.The book is written by Jon M. Garon, a professor of law who has served as dean of both law schools and management schools. His work focuses extensively on legal and business disruption and how the best entrepreneurs manage change in tumultuous environments.The book offers a one-volume MBA curriculum, covering such topics as entrepreneurship, start-ups, exclusivity, relevance, distinctiveness, pricing, financing, franchising, leverage, IPOs, founders' agreements, user design, copyright, trademark, patent, publicity rights, trade secrets, partnerships, corporations. limited liability companies, private placement memoranda, business plans, securities sales, crowdsourcing, crowd financing, accredited investors, marketing, branding, consumer demand.
Categories: Intellectual property

43 Way to Finance Your Feature Film

43 Way  to Finance Your Feature Film

The complexity of the securities laws makes it almost imperative that an
experienced securities attorney be engaged , preferably with ... Financing Your
Film - A Guide for Independent Filmmakers and Producers . ... Commerce
Clearing House .

Author: John W. Cones

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031708301

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 191

View: 160

In covering the scope of film financing, Cones ranges from a discussion of studio-based independent production company methods to an examination of lender financing without distributor contracts to a detailed analysis of active and passive investor vehicles and foreign tax shelters and incentives.
Categories: Motion picture industry

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

73 ' 078792 Producing theatre : a comprehensive legal and business guide / by
Donald C . Farber . 3rd rev . ed . ... 7309 ' 9 The pocket lawyer for filmmakers : a
legal toolkit for independent factors / by Thomas Crowell . Burlington , MA ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066180442

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

The Filmmaker s Guide to Production Design

The Filmmaker s Guide to Production Design

For the experienced filmmaker seeking new design ideas to the struggling newcomer stretching low-budget dollars, this book makes the processes and concepts of production design accessible.

Author: Vincent LoBrutto

Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1581152248

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 197

View: 118

Learn to turn a simple screenplay into a visual masterpiece! Top production designers share their real-life experiences to explain the aesthetic, narrative, and technical aspects of the craft. Step by step, aspiring filmmakers will discover sound instruction on the tools of the trade, and established filmmakers will enjoy a new outlook on production design. They will learn, for example, the craft behind movie magic–such as how to create a design metaphor, choose a color scheme, use space, and work within all genres of film, from well-funded studio projects to "guerilla filmmaking." This indispensable resource also contains a history of movie making and guidelines for digital production design. For the experienced filmmaker seeking new design ideas to the struggling newcomer stretching low-budget dollars, this book makes the processes and concepts of production design accessible. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Writer s Legal and Business Guide

The Writer s Legal and Business Guide

Made - for - pay TV movies are coming too , which sounds perfect for the low -
budget - minded , independent filmmaker or writer . But until there is more of a
buying and programming pattern for these forms , it's hard to be encouraging . It's
just ...

Author: Norman Beil

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043837009

Category: Authors

Page: 211

View: 486

A presentation of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers, Committee for the Arts.
Categories: Authors

The Last Guide To Independent Filmmaking

The Last Guide To Independent Filmmaking

This comprehensive guide will teach you about the exciting new tools available to independent content creators.

Author: Irvin Thomas

Publisher: Irvin Thomas

ISBN: 9781732290914

Category: Art

Page: 267

View: 935

This comprehensive guide will teach you about the exciting new tools available to independent content creators. Gain invaluable knowledge about getting your project on streaming platforms like Netflix and iTunes, how to write, format, prepare and register a script, even where to find amazing resources that the major studios use for a fraction of the cost. And much more! Written by Tut Thomas, an award-winning writer and director, "The Last Guide to Independent Filmmaking: With No Budget" is designed for individuals new to the Entertainment industry and veterans looking for an easy to understand guide to content creation as the industry shifts into the age of artificial intelligence. With this book, you'll quickly be on your way to making your first, or your next great indie project.
Categories: Art