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.

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.

Risky Business

Financing and Distributing Independent Films (Second Edition)
Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615296500
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 316
View: 5765

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Litwak offers a comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project. The text is an authoritative blueprint for successfully producing an independent film or video.

Reel Power

The Struggle for Influence and Success in the New Hollywood
Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781879505193
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 874

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A comprehensive look at how today's Hollywood works -- who has the power and how deals are made. Drawing on interviews with more than 200 Hollywood insiders -- writers, directors, performers, agents, producers and journalists -- Litwak leads us through the maze of Hollywood politics. Well written and filled with case histories of specific films, Reel Power ears down myths and reveals the inner workings of the Hollywood film business.

Hollywood Dealmaking

Negotiating Talent Agreements for Film, TV and New Media
Author: Dina Appleton,Daniel Yankelevits
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1581157363
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 320
View: 4738

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Hollywood Dealmaking has become the go-to resource for new and experienced entertainment attorneys, agent trainees, business affairs executives, and creative executives. Entertainment attorneys and Hollywood insiders Dina Appleton and Daniel Yankelevits explain the negotiation techniques and strategies of entertainment dealmaking and detail the interests and roles of producers, writers, actors, directors, agents, and studio employees in crafting a deal. This new edition captures the dramatic changes over the past five years in the film and television industry landscape, with two new chapters: Reality Television details the sources of revenue, syndication possibilities, and format sales of these shows as well as the talent deals that are made and the Internet/New Media chapter delves in new digital formats such as mobile phones, game consoles, video-on-demand, and web-based apps, and explains where today's revenues are generated, where the industry is headed, and talent negotiation issues. All the ins and outs of negotiating are explained, including back ends, gross and adjusted gross profits, deferments, box office bonuses, copyrights, and much more. This easy-to-follow reference is packed with expert insights on distribution, licensing, and merchandising. The book's invaluable resource section includes definitions of lingo for acquisition agreements and employment deals, twelve ready-to-use sample contracts, and a directory of entertainment attorneys in both New York and Los Angeles. In Hollywood Dealmaking, readers will recognize the key players in the process, understand the "lingo" of crafting deals, learn how to negotiate agreements for the option and purchase of books and screenplays, be able to negotiate employment deals for all members of a film or television crew, understand payment terms and bonuses, and be able to register copyrights in scripts and other literary works. 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.

Das Geheimnis guter Drehbücher

Making a Good Script Great
Author: Linda Seger
Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin
ISBN: 3895812390
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 280
View: 5508

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Das Geheimnis des guten Drehbuchs liegt nicht allein in der guten Idee, sondern im Analysieren von Problemen und dem professionellen Bearbeiten, im Neu- und Umschreiben. Das Buch vermittelt Methoden und Techniken des Drehbuchschreibens, bietet Lösungen bei häufig auftretenden Problemen an, wie das ungewollte Entfernen von der eigentlichen Story, es lehrt, subtilste Situationen in kurzen Sequenzen einzufangen und auf die Realisierbarkeit zu achten.

Die Geschichte von Addie und Long Boy und wie sie beide fröhlichen Herzens auf anderer Leute Kosten lebten


Author: Joe David Brown
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3688103165
Category: Fiction
Page: 314
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Der Leser sei gewarnt: das durchtriebene Pflänzchen Addie wird ihm gewiß das Herz stehlen. Aufs Stehlen versteht die Kleine sich nämlich, sie ist ein wahres Naturtalent. Das muß sogar der gewiefte Long Boy anerkennen, der die arme Waise unter seine Fittiche und in seine Gaunerschule nimmt. So lernt Addie schnell, wie man tränenseligen Witwen Prachtbibeln mit Widmung aus dem Jenseits andreht oder wie man eine schrottreife Karre in einen funkelnagelneuen Straßenkreuzer verwandelt, indem man einen hartgesottenen Gebrauchtwarenhändler elegant aufs Kreuz legt. Ihre Begabung läßt sie auch dann nicht im Stich, als es darum geht, Long Boy aus den Netzen einer wasserstoffblonden Schaubudenschönheit zu befreien, um ihn wieder fürs Geschäft flottzumachen. Und so kurven diese beiden schrägen Vögel im kanariengelben Cadillac zwischen Florida und Oklahoma fröhlich von einem Kaff zum anderen, nie um einen pfiffigen Trick verlegen, anderer Leute Geld in die eigene Tasche zu praktizieren. Immer machen die beiden ihren Schnitt, auch wenn einmal ein Geschäft schiefgeht. Eine abenteuerliche Flucht führt mitten hinein ins Dollar-Paradies der Baumwolle, mit der man besonders viel verdienen kann, wenn man sich nicht die überflüssige Mühe macht, sie anzubauen, ehe man sie verkauft. Größere Geschäfte – größere Gefahren: schon nahen im Foyer des Grand-Hotels von Memphis zwei dunkelgekleidete Herren mit den Handschellen, als Major Carter F. Lee alias Colonel Culpepper rettend eingreift. Er ist einer der Großen der Branche; unter seiner kundigen Anleitung macht Long Boy steile Karriere.

Buffett

Die Geschichte eines amerikanischen Kapitalisten
Author: Roger Lowenstein
Publisher: Börsenbuchverlag
ISBN: 3941493515
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 738
View: 9506

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Warren Buffett hat es geschafft: An der Börse wurde er zu einem der reichsten Männer der Welt. Sein unglaublicher Investmenterfolg machte Buffett zur Ikone vieler Anleger. Buffett fasziniert: Er ist ein Milliardär, der einen unglaublich bescheidenen Lebensstil pflegt. Er ist ein sagenhaft erfolgreicher Anleger, der die Trading-Methoden der modernen Börsen verabscheut. Er ist ein brillanter Verhandler mit einer beinahe hausbackenen Ausstrahlung.

How Hollywood Works


Author: Janet Wasko
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761968146
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 248
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This volume details the processes involved in turning raw materials and labour into feature films. Janet Wasko surveys and critiques the policies and structure of the current United States film industry, as well as its relationships to other media industries.

Litwak's Multimedia Producer's Handbook

A Legal and Distribution Guide
Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 336
View: 7890

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This legalese-free guide for multimedia producers explains how multimedia programming is produced and distributed and explores the legal issues that have accompanied its growth. This guide walks the reader through the process of multimedia production, provides assessments of the practices of both established and emerging producers and distributors of multimedia works, and offers an enormous variety of legal and business advice on such matters as protecting your work, entering into deals with electronic publishers and distributors, and plunging into cyberspace. Accompanying Litwak's sage advice are numerous sample contracts and agreements that relate to all aspects of multimedia production and distribution. Mark Litwak is an entertainment and multimedia attorney based in Los Angeles.

The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide

A Down & Dirty DV Production
Author: Anthony Q. Artis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136065733
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 296
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So you want to make a documentary, but think you don't have a lot of time, money, or experience? It's time to get down and dirty! Down and dirty is a filmmaking mindset. It's the mentality that forces you to be creative with your resources. It's about doing more with less. Get started NOW with this book and DVD set, a one-stop shop written by a guerrilla filmmaker, for guerrilla filmmakers. You will learn how to make your project better, faster, and cheaper. The pages are crammed with 500 full-color pictures, tips from the pros, resources, checklists and charts, making it easy to find what you need fast. The DVD includes: * Video and audio tutorials, useful forms, and interviews with leading documentary filmmakers like Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens), Sam Pollard (4 Little Girls), and others * 50+ Crazy Phat Bonus pages with jump start charts, online resources, releases, storyboards, checklists, equipment guides, and shooting procedures Here's just a small sampling of what's inside the book: * Putting together a crew * Choosing a camera * New HDV and 24P cameras * Shooting in rough neighborhoods * Interview skills and techniques * 10 ways to lower your budget * Common production forms

Producing for TV and New Media

A Real-World Approach for Producers
Author: Cathrine Kellison
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136069259
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 344
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Producing for TV and New Media provides a comprehensive look at the role of the "Producer in television and new media. At the core of every media project there is a Producer who provides a wide array of creative, technical, financial, and interpersonal skills. Written especially for new and aspiring producers, this book looks at both the Big Picture and the essential details of this demanding and exhilarating profession. A series of interviews with seasoned TV producers who share their real-world professional practices provides rich insight into the complex billion-dollar industries of television and new media. This type of practical insight is not to be found in other books on producing. This new edition now covers striking developments in new media, delivery systems, the expansion of the global marketplace of media content.

Opening the Doors to Hollywood

How to Sell Your Idea, Story, Screenplay, Manuscript
Author: Carlos De Abreu,Howard J. Smith
Publisher: Potter Style
ISBN: 0307558843
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 432
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Finally! A step-by-step guide to the keys that unlock the doors to Hollywood. Opening the Doors to Hollywood has all the information you'll ever need in order to tap into the $500 million spent yearly in Hollywood on acquiring and developing projects. Discover how to: Find a story Rewrite it Option it Package it Pitch it Write it Sell it to film and television companies Complete with a reference section that includes guilds/unions, libraries, sample contracts, seminars and workshops, trade publications, and writers' organizations, Opening the Doors to Hollywood is invaluable to any writer. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Movie Marketing

Opening the Picture and Giving it Legs
Author: Tiiu Lukk
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781879505384
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 274
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Movie Marketing demystifies complex marketing issues, profiling marketing strategies for film of widely varying budgets, genres, and intended audiences through the words of the marketers and distributors (and occasionally film makers) responsible for developing and implementing these strategies. This indispensable and fascinating tour of the many and varied ways to successfully market films is a must-read for all independent film makers and everyone hoping to work in film distribution and marketing.

Practical DV Filmmaking


Author: Russell Evans
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136067981
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 400
View: 1344

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Written for the beginner, Practical DV Filmmaking guides you thorough the process of making a film with low-cost digital equipment: from development through to production, post-production and distribution. While the technical tools you need are fully explained, the book concentrates on filmmaking principles throughout, illustrating how these tools can be used to achieve stylistic approaches for innovative filmmaking. The book assumes no background knowledge in either technology or filmmaking and is divided into four key areas: *DEVELOPMENT: turn your idea into a workable script, storyboard and schedule. *PRODUCTION: develop skills to shoot original short films and turn a zero-to-low budget to your advantage. *POST-PRODUCTION: learn basic editing techniques to enhance your original idea using iMovie, Premiere and other popular tools. *DISTRIBUTION: set up a website and use the internet to promote your film. Includes numerous links to useful websites. Plus, top tips for how to enter a film festival and a new chapter on developing a career. Projects enable you to master each step of the process taking you through different aspects of filmmaking today. Gradually you will find out where your strengths lie and how to make the most of them. The book also encourages stylistic development by intruding theoretical approaches to filmmaking. A glossary of terms plus an appendix of resources make this guide a one-stop essential handbook to DV filmmaking practice for beginners and student filmmakers.

Verhandeln im Grenzbereich

Strategien und Taktiken für schwierige Fälle
Author: Matthias Schranner
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843702977
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 8617

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Anhand zahlreicher Praxisbeispiele aus dem privaten und beruflichen Bereich werden verschiedene Techniken erläutert, wie man erfolgreich in Gehalts-, Verkaufs- und Vertragsverhandlungen vorgeht. Denn fast jeden Tag führen wir Verhandlungen, welche oft einen unbefriedigenden Verlauf nehmen: weil wir gestreßt sind, weil wir mit aggressivem oder unfairem Verhalten konfrontiert sind oder weil uns die Situation schlicht überfordert. Dieses Buch zeigt jedoch, wie durch gründliche Vorbereitung, eine ausgesuchte Strategie und zielgerichtete Taktik beide Seiten zu einem zufriedenstellenden Ergebnis gelangen. Wenn Sie Herrn Schranner als Redner buchen möchten, kontaktieren Sie bitte die Econ Referenten-Agentur.

Nicht kleckern, klotzen!

Der Wegweiser zum Erfolg- aus der Feder eines Milliardärs
Author: Donald Trump
Publisher: Börsenbuchverlag
ISBN: 3942888645
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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Donald Trump hat es geschafft. "The Donald" steht für den amerikanischen Traum wie kaum ein zweiter - mit Immobilien wurde er zum Milliardär, stürzte finanziell ab und kam wieder ganz nach oben. Bill Zanker betrieb eine Consulting-Firma. Er traf Donald Trump und lernte von ihm - das Resultat waren 100 Millionen Dollar Jahresumsatz nach nur drei Jahren. Dieses Buch ist ihr gemeinsamer Erfolgsratgeber für die Welt. Darin verrät Donald Trump zum ersten Mal sein Erfolgsrezept: Nicht kleckern, klotzen! "The Donald" polarisiert als schillernde Figur auf dem Parkett der amerikanischen Gesellschaft. Die einen bewundern ihn, die anderen hassen ihn. Der Erfolg gibt ihm in jedem Fall recht. Und dessen Geheimnis teilt er nun mit Ihnen: Mit "Nicht kleckern, klotzen" backen Sie von nun an die größten Brötchen!