Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry

From Negotiations to Final Contracts
Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935247166
Category: Law
Page: 590
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Dealmakingthe popular, award-winning "self-defense" book for everyone working in the film and television industryis now expanded (with more than 120 additional pages) and 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 wa- ters 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
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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
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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 Digital Media (Third Edition)
Author: Dina Appleton,Daniel Yankelevits
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1621536599
Category: Performing Arts
Page: N.A
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"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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Writer's Legal Guide, Fourth Edition


Author: Tad Crawford,Kay Murray
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1621532917
Category: Law
Page: 352
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In an increasingly digitized and complex publishing world, writers need to know how to protect themselves against copyright infringement, legal trouble, and unwise concessions to publishers. Still the author’s foremost advocate for copyright protection, fair contracts, and free expression, the Authors Guild has once again partnered with Allworth Press to update this invaluable reference. Thoroughly revised to reflect the many changes in the publishing industry, the fourth edition offers plain-English explanations of legal and business aspects of the trade, from electronic rights and ebooks to contracts and accounting. Other topics include: Registering copyrights, including online Taxes and bookkeeping Following fair use guidelines Negotiating contracts with publishers and agents Obtaining permissions to use others’ work Dealing with periodical, syndication, film, television, play, and audio rights agreements Handling business disputes Understanding libel, privacy, and the limits of free expression Avoiding self-publishing missteps Planning authors’ estates

Practical DV Filmmaking


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

Litwak's Multimedia Producer's Handbook

A Legal and Distribution Guide
Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 336
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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 Business of Television


Author: Ken Basin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351254162
Category: Art
Page: 296
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In this book, esteemed television executive and Harvard lecturer Ken Basin offers a comprehensive overview of the business, financial, and legal structure of the U.S. television industry, as well as its dealmaking norms. Written for working or aspiring creative professionals who want to better understand the entertainment industry — as well as for executives, agents, managers, and lawyers looking for a reference guide — The Business of Television presents a readable, in-depth introduction to rights and talent negotiations, intellectual property, backend deals, licensing, streaming platforms, international production, and much more. The book also includes breakdowns after each chapter summarizing deal points and points of negotiation, a glossary, a list of referenced cases, and a wealth of real-world examples to help readers put the material into context.