The American Bar Association's Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking

Contracts, Copyright, and Everything Else You Need to Know
Author: Michael C. Donaldson,Lisa A. Callif
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627229272
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 220
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This book is the perfect resource for burgeoning film artists with an idea, in need of a guide to get them through inception. It s a practical, prescriptive book with all the contracts, employment and nondisclosure agreements, and licensing deals you ll need. Each chapter contains a general road map for the phase of filmmaking covered by that chapter, including the relevant forms and contracts, which come with plenty of explanatory info and some select negotiating tips."

You and Your Aging Parents

Guide to Legal, Financial, and Health Care Issues
Author: N.A
Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 0375723013
Category: Law
Page: 300
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In this timely new book, the professionals at the ABA provide comprehensive, clear, and practical guidance on how to plan for and secure aging parents' financial and emotional well-being. The guide covers topics including housing, healthcare, power of attorney, and more.

The Screenwriter's Legal Guide

Third Edition
Author: Stephen Breimer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1581159978
Category: Law
Page: 336
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This authoritative guide will help both fledgling and established writers to negotiate the best deal, protect their work, and get fair compensation for it. One of the most powerful entertainment lawyers in Hollywood provides easy-to-understand, expert advice on all the legal issues involved in the business of screenwriting. He gives an enlightening explanation of the screenwriter's position in the industry and then provides a thorough discussion of contracts, options, and working with agents and lawyers. This book shows screenwriters what to give up as a lost cause and what to hold out for.

The American Bar Association's Legal Guide to Video Game Development

Author: Ross Dannenberg
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627229289
Category: Computers
Page: 176
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This book is the perfect resource for burgeoning video game creators with an idea, in need of a guide for taking an idea and creating a product, from beginning to end. It s a practical, prescriptive form book with all the forms and agreements you ll need. It s a practical, prescriptive book perfect for entertainment and intellectual property lawyers; established video game developers; art, design, trade, and law schools; or just burgeoning artists with an idea."

Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Legal Guide for State and Local Governments
Author: Ernest B. Abbott,Otto J. Hetzel
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604428179
Category: Law
Page: 413
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Rev. ed. of: A legal guide to homeland security and emergency management for state and local governments. c2005.

Clearance & Copyright

Everything You Need to Know for Film and Television
Author: Michael C. Donaldson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781879505988
Category: Law
Page: 507
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Now extensively revised, updated, and expanded, "Clearance and Copyright" is the industry-standard guide to almost every conceivable rights issue that filmmakers, video-makers, and television producers might encounter: from the initial acquisition of material through the rights situations that arise during pre-production, production, post-production and release. Legalese-free, well-written, it's a must-read for all producers, directors, and writers -- whether they make feature films, shorts, documentaries, television programs, music videos, or Internet content -- and those who advise them. Armed with this book, you can protect yourself and your work from disastrous legal actions and save thousands of dollars in attorney fees. You can even learn how to save money by exercising your rights to use certain materials without paying anyone.

The Organizational Ombudsman

Origins, Roles, and Operations : a Legal Guide
Author: Charles L. Howard
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604427783
Category: Law
Page: 642
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This book provides a detailed rationale for the creation of ombudsman offices; suggestions for structuring and documenting an ombudsman program and how to address issues that arise in litigation; a comprehensive presentation of various legal issues associated with organizational ombudsman programs;and numerous examples of how ombudsmen function in their organizations to illustrate how they are effective in addressing issues that people would not otherwise raise.

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

Immigration Law

A Guide to Laws and Regulations
Author: Marc R. Generazio
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781616320812
Category: Law
Page: 209
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A comprehensive guide to the complex United States immigration system, ABA Fundamentals' Immigration Law: A Guide to Laws and Regulations is the essential book for lawyers working in the immigration field, people applying for immigration benefits, students studying U.S. immigration laws, corporate counselors, police officers, and community groups.

The Independent Film Producers Survival Guide: A Business and Legal Sourcebook

Author: Gunnar Erickson,Harris Tulchin,Mark Halloran
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 0857124986
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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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.

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers
Author: Thomas A. Crowell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136067493
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 469
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* How can you use a state's film tax credits to fund your film? SEE PAGE 63. * You have an idea you want to pitch to a production company; how do you safeguard your concept? SEE PAGE 77. * How can you fund your production with product placement? SEE PAGE 157. * How do you get a script to popular Hollywood actors and deal with their agents? SEE PAGE 222. Find quick answers to these and hundreds of other questions in this new edition of The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers. This no-nonsense reference provides fast answers in plain English-no law degree required! Arm yourself with the practical advice of author Thomas Crowell, a TV-producer-turned-entertainment-lawyer. This new edition features: * New sections on product placement, film tax credits and production incentive financing, Letters of Intent, and DIY distribution (four-walling, YouTube, Download-to-own,, iTunes, and Netflix) * Updated case law * Even more charts and graphics to help you find the information you need even more quickly. This book is the next best thing to having an entertainment attorney on retainer!

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wills and Estates

Author: Stephen M. Maple
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592578603
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 345
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An updated guide to wills and estate planning discusses such topics as probate, trust funds, life insurance, the latest tax regulations, providing for minors, donations, retirement, living wills, executors, and more, and is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing simple forms for drawing up a will and more. Original.

The Little Book of Fashion Law

Author: Ursula Furi-Perry
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627221115
Category: Law
Page: 195
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Divided into four seasons and discussing more than 30 cases concerning some of the most recognizable names in the business, The Little Book of Fashion Law looks at the many issues of this fascinating legal arena, including Fashion Law and Intellectual Property, Business, Trade, Litigation, Consumer Protection and more! Explore the glamour and grit of the fashion world in this fun look at the stories behind the dresses, sunglasses, perfumes, and handbags.

Entertainment Law and Practice

Author: Jon M. Garon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611634648
Category: Law
Page: 931
View: 1890

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This casebook provides a comprehensive survey of the primary entertainment law practice areas, including motion pictures, music, social media, television, and cultural arts. It addresses both the practical aspects of entertainment and the fundamental underpinnings of entertainment law. Built on a solid theoretical basis for each topic, the materials integrate problems and examples of the cutting edge issues transforming entertainment and technology law practice. This casebook is uniquely balanced 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.

Clearance and Copyright

Everything the Independent Filmmaker Needs to Know
Author: Michael C. Donaldson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 398
View: 6047

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This well-written legalese-free guide provides filmmakers with essential advice on almost every conceivable rights issues they might encounter -- from the initial acquisition of material through the situations encountered in pre-production, production, post production, and final release. Armed with this book, filmmakers can protect themselves and their work from disastrous legal actions and save thousands of dollars in legal fees. This is the first book devoted to the clearance and copyright issues that affect the film and video community, is a must read for all filmmakers -- especially producers, directors, and screenwriters -- whether they make features, shorts, documentaries, or music videos.

The Indian Child Welfare Act Handbook

A Legal Guide to the Custody and Adoption of Native American Children
Author: Billy Joe Jones,Mark Tilden,Kelly Gaines-Stoner
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590318584
Category: Law
Page: 353
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Previous edition, 1st, published in 1995.

Fashion Law and Business

Brands & Retailers
Author: Lois F. Herzeca,Howard S. Hogan
Publisher: Practising Law Inst
ISBN: 9781402420511
Category: Law
Page: 847
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FASHION LAW AND BUSINESS unravels the complexity and provides clear guidance on the wide range of legal and business issues faced by fashion industry participants, including designers, suppliers, manufacturers of apparel and accessories, and retailers. Topics include: The considerations involved in starting a company in the fashion industry, including developing a business plan, determining the form and structure of the legal entity, and obtaining financing; How patent, trademark, and copyright law have been applied to the fashion industry and their impact in such areas as gray market goods and counterfeiting. The dynamics of retail sales in the apparel industry, including a discussion of e-commerce and mobile commerce. FASHION LAW AND BUSINESS provides you with an integrated, comprehensive guide to the issues affecting the fashion industry today.

The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking

From Preproduction to Festivals and Distribution
Author: Dan Mirvish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317289870
Category: Art
Page: 230
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In The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking, celebrated Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish offers a rich exploration of the process and culture of making low-budget, independent films. Once labelled a "cheerful subversive" by The New York Times, Mirvish shares his unfiltered pragmatic approach to scriptwriting, casting, directing, producing, managing a crew, post-production, navigating the film festival circuit, distributing your film, dealing with piracy and building a career. Readers will learn how to game the Hollywood system to their advantage, get their films accepted by respected festivals without going broke, and utilize a broad range of media and tactics to promote and distribute their work. A companion website features behind-the-scenes interviews and footage from Dan’s films, and much more. Learn everything you need to know to make, promote, and distribute your independent films, with time-tested lessons and practical advice on scriptwriting, casting and directing A-list actors, financing, producing, managing a crew, editing in post, creating visual effects on a budget, and successuflly navigating the film festival circuit Find out what it takes to become a true "cheerful subversive" and adopt new and innovative approaches to producing your films, discover hidden loopholes in the Hollywood system and festival scene, take advantage of a broad range of media formats to promote and distribute your indie films, and generally make bold moves in service of your creative work, all while staying flexible enough to pivot at a moment’s notice An extensive companion website features in-depth interviews with filmmakers, more than an hour of behind-the-scenes footage from Dan Mirvish’s films, festival resources, and much more

Web & Software Development

A Legal Guide
Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: 1413300871
Category: Computers
Page: 560
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For people in the Web or software industries, failure to understand the tangle of rules governing development and protection can cost thousands of dollars. This book covers everything they need to know about copyrights and trademarks, trade secrets and patent protections, contractors and employees, permission and linking agreements, as well as publishing, employment and consulting agreements. Step-by-step instructions and forms needed to register a software copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. All contracts, agreements and legal forms are provided on a dual platform CD-ROM.