Independent Producers' Guide to Film and TV Contracts


Author: Philip Alberstat
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780240515830
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 476
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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

The Insider's Guide to Film Finance


Author: Philip Alberstat
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113604129X
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.

From Reel to Deal

Everything You Need to Create a Successful Independent Film
Author: Dov S-S Simens
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0759520763
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 432
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From screenwriting & budgeting to marketing, Simens provides encyclopedic, precise, & creative instruction for putting your vision up on the screen.

Introduction to Media Production

The Path to Digital Media Production
Author: Robert B. Musburger, PhD,Gorham Kindem
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136053131
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 504
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Introduction to Media Production, Third Edition, provides students with a practical framework for all aspects of media production by addressing the technological and aesthetic changes that have shaped the industry. Offering both hands-on instruction and theoretical information, it provides a sound basis for the techniques, operations, and philosophies of media production in the new digital environment. The new edition has been updated throughout with detailed information on how digital processes have changed everything from shooting to editing to finishing. It includes content on the Internet, writing for the Internet, Graphics and Animation.

Law and the Media


Author: Tom Crone
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136024425
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 373
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Tom Crone's classic text has been thoroughly revised by an impressive team of legal experts. It provides an essential source of reference for the key legal issues encountered by those who work in the media such as journalists, editors and producers, as well as media lawyers. Topics covered include: Protection of Reputation Copyright and Rights Clearance New Media Breach of Confidence and Privacy The Data Protection Act 1998 Reporting Restrictions, Contempt of Court and Protection of Journalistic Sources The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Official Secrets Professional Regulatory Bodies and Advertising The Human Rights Act 1998 The Law in Scotland and the United States of America Comprehensive supplementary reference material is also provided, including a glossary of legal terms, addresses, telephone numbers and web sites of professional bodies, and specimen agreements including interview agreements and moral rights waivers. With contributions from: Terence Bergin, Marietta Cauchi, Jane Colston, Mark Cranwell, Charles de Fleurieu, Simon Dowson-Collins, David Green, Peter Grundberg, Rebecca Handler, Joanna Ludlam, Rosalind McInnes, Hugh Tomlinson and John Wadham.

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers
Author: Thomas A. Crowell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240808428
Category: Law
Page: 342
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* You have an idea you want to pitch to a production company; how do you safeguard your concept? * There's a painting in the background of your independent film; is it necessary to clear the rights? * The screenplay you and a friend wrote gets optioned; how do you split the proceeds fairly? * How do you get a script to popular Hollywood actors or deal with their agents? Find quick answers to these and hundreds of other questions in The Pocket Lawyer for Film and Video, the next best thing to having an entertainment attorney at your beck and call. Written by a TV-producer-turned-entertainment-lawyer, this no-nonsense reference provides fast answers in plain English: no law degree required! The Pocket Lawyer is designed to help producers reduce legal costs by providing the vital information needed to make informed decisions on the legal aspects of film, video, and TV productions. Film and video production is a litigation lighting rod: actors get hurt, copyrights are infringed, and contracts are broken. Big-budget producers have lawyers on retainer, but many independent filmmakers are left legally exposed. Arm yourself with the practical advice in this book. You will not only avoid common pitfalls, but become empowered in your daily work. Too many otherwise competent producers turn over every aspect of the deal negotiations to their lawyers and agents. This book explains the principal deals common to every production, putting producers back in the co-pilot seat with their representatives. The format is carefully designed for quick reference, so you get the answers you need, fast. Features include: * Clause Companion: explains the meaning and impact of typical contract clauses, taking the headache out of reading them. * F.A.Qs: instantly answers the most commonly asked legal questions. * Warnings: alerts you to critical areas and common mistakes. * Pro-Tips: advice on unions, escrow accounts, etc. for producers who want to distribute their video widely. * Avoid legal pitfalls with this quick reference guide: get instant answers * Written in plain English for filmmakers, not lawyers * Three books in one: a handy manual on film contracts, a step-by-step guide to critical legal issues on and off the set, and a quick reference on copyright and intellectual property issues

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 Complete Film Production Handbook


Author: Eve Light Honthaner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136053069
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 496
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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

Risky Business

Financing & Distributing Independent Films
Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 313
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A companion to Litwak's popular books on entertainment industry dealmaking and contracts, "Risky Business" is an authoritative blueprint for successfully producing any independent film or video.

Single-Camera Video Production


Author: Robert B. Musburger, PhD
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136068228
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 232
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Single-camera Video Production, Fourth Edition clearly explains the technology and the equipment of video production and details step-by-step the professional-level techniques that can be applied to any type of production or budget. In addition, this manual will train you to integrate technique, equipment, and creative concerns within the production process-from preproduction planning through final editing. This new edition contains more in-depth information about the transition from analog to digital video production and includes the latest information on digital video and HD. It includes expanded coverage of nonlinear editing techniques and features a new organization that follows the actual shooting process more closely. Single-camera Video Production, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive yet succinct guide to single-camera video production. Written as part of the Focal Press Media Manual series, each page of this helpful guide covers a specific issue in video production and is accompanied by at least one illustration or diagram to further develop the your understanding of the topic.

Raindance Producers' Lab

Lo-to-no Budget Filmmaking
Author: Elliot Grove
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240516990
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 398
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"Discover vital insider tips on producing movies with a micro budget! Covering both tried and true filmmaking techniques as well as insight on marketing, selling, and distributing your film, Raindance Producers' Lab, Second Edition is the ultimate independent filmmaker's guide to producing movies. This edition has been updated to include: fresh features on low-budget, high quality video cameras, including new digital camera options such as DSLRAn extensive selection of new case studies and interviews with industry talents such as Ewan McGregor, Ate de Jong, James Youngs, Joe Pavlo, Martin Myers, Rolin Heap, and more; essential advice on how to make the web work for you and promote your films through Twitter, Facebook and other social media platformsAll new postproduction workflows. A companion website (www.lotonobudgetfilmmaking.com) providing all the contracts and material you need to run a production company and make successful low budget movies. The verdict is in: if you're looking for a clear-cut, no-nonsense approach to micro-budget filmmaking and producing, Elliot Grove's wealth of teaching and filmmaking experience combined with winning formulas for marketing and promotion make this book a must-have one-stop shop for filmmakers! "--

The independent film & videomakers guide


Author: Michael Wiese
Publisher: Focal Press
ISBN: 9780941188036
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 386
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Here, in one place, is all the information the independent filmmaker needs -- from money-raising through distribution. -- writing a mission statement -- developing ideas into treatments and scripts -- financing your film -- doing presentations -- writing a prospectus -- producing -- directing -- conducting market research -- understanding distribution markets(theatrical, video, TV, international) -- and a massive appendix that includes sample cash-flow projections and contracts addresses of important contacts and more If you are an independent writer, producer or director, you'll find Wiese's abundance of practical advice indispensable. It can help you to not only develop and raise financing for your project but to produce a highly marketable film or video.

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.

Hollywood TV

The Studio System in the Fifties
Author: Christopher Anderson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 343
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Offers the first thorough exploration of the movie industry's shaping role in the development of television and its narrative forms

Hollywood Dealmaking

Negotiating Talent Agreements for Film, TV, and Digital Media (Third Edition)
Author: Dina Appleton,Daniel Yankelevits
Publisher: Allworth
ISBN: 9781621536581
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 408
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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.

The Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution


Author: Stacey Parks
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136066373
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 216
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Innovation in technology means that almost anyone can make an independent film these days. Although this may be good news for aspiring filmmakers, it also means that the oversupply of independent films on the market has caused acquisition prices to dramatically decrease. As a result, producers and investors rarely recover their initial investment in the films they make. But don't be discouraged! Use this book to learn the realities of the market in advance and map out a winning distribution plan. This comprehensive manual for filmmakers and producers dedicated to film distribution and the marketplace could mean the difference between getting your film out to the public and keeping it "in the can." Learn how to sell your movie to a studio, a cable network, a video distributor, or international buyers. Self-distribution and other alternatives to traditional distribution are also considered. As well, you'll hear some success stories from producers and hear directly from buyers what they are seeking. Stacey Parks has worked with dozens of hungry filmmakers to get their films a distribution deal and knows how frustrating the whole process can be. Let her tell you how you can take control of your filmmaking career and start getting your work seen by audiences with a few little-known distribution secrets. Features include: * Interviews and case studies with producers and distributors * Ten Ways to Market Your Film for Self-Distribution * Sales Projections per Territory * Distribution Resource Listings * Negotiation tips for distribution agreements * Sample distribution agreements

Understanding the Business of Entertainment

The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know
Author: Gregory Bernstein
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317680510
Category: Art
Page: 314
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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.

Music Business Handbook and Career Guide


Author: David Baskerville
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412904382
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 615
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The new Eighth Edition of the Music Business Handbook and Career Guide maintains the tradition of this classic text as the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the $100 billion music industry. This new Eighth Edition expands on hot-button music business issues such as digital downloads, piracy, and record company transformations. Thoroughly revised, the Eighth Edition shares a particular emphasis on online music and its impact on the rest of the industry. The Eighth Edition also includes complete coverage of all aspects of the music industry, including songwriting, publishing, licensing, artist management, promotion, retailing, media, and much more.

Kuss des Tigers - Eine unsterbliche Liebe

Roman
Author: Colleen Houck
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364107052X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 544
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Eine Liebe für die Ewigkeit Nie im Leben hätte die achtzehnjährige Kelsey Hayes gedacht, dass sie einmal nach Indien reisen würde. Und schon gar nicht mit einem Tiger als Reisegefährten! Doch ihr Ferienjob im Zirkus Maurizio verändert ihr Leben ein für alle Mal, denn dort begegnet sie Ren, dem majestätischen weißen Tiger. Sofort spürt Kelsey, dass zwischen ihr und dem Tiger eine ganz besondere Verbindung besteht.