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."

The American Bar Association's Legal Guide to Fashion Design

Author: David H. Faux
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627229296
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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This book is the perfect resource for burgeoning fashion designers with an idea, in need of a guide for taking an creation and creating a product, from copyright to clothing store. It s a practical, prescriptive form book with all the forms and agreements you ll need. It s a practical, prescriptive book perfect for anyone involved, or thinking of becoming involved in the fashion industry."

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.

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.

Minding Your Own Business

The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer's Guide to a Profitable Practice
Author: Ann M. Guinn
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604427899
Category: Law
Page: 215
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Small firm lawyers often get caught in the crossfire of practicing law and managing a business all at the same time. Commitments and interests levels may weigh more heavily on defending the freedoms guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution vs. calculating overtime pay for staff. They may be more interested in ensuring our legal system works, but not so interested in developing marketing strategies to attract new business.

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.

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
View: 545

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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 Military Divorce Handbook

A Practical Guide to Representing Military Personnel and Their Families
Author: Mark E. Sullivan
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590316580
Category: Law
Page: 639
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This new and comprehensive book will give you exactly what you need to understand and comply with the law. It provides an overview of the provisions for the new Bankruptcy Reform Act including new sanctions provisions in Chapter 7 cases; regulation of attorneys as debt relief agencies; heightened requirements for reaffirmation agreements.

Music Money and Success

Author: Jeffrey Brabec,Todd Brabec
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 0857126466
Category: Music
Page: 559
View: 2008

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The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Industry. Millions dream of attaining glamour and wealth through music. This book reveals the secrets of the music business that have made fortunes for the superstars. A must-have for every songwriter, performer and musician.

Cybersecurity for the Home and Office

The Lawyer's Guide to Taking Charge of Your Own Information Security
Author: John Bandler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634259071
Category: Computers
Page: 416
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Cybersecurity for the Home and Office: The Lawyer's Guide to Taking Charge of Your Own Information Security helps individuals take control of their cybersecurity. Every day in the news, we see cybercrime -- a multi-billion-dollar-a-year criminal industry whose actors have little fear of law enforcement.

Information Security and Privacy

A Practical Guide for Global Executives, Lawyers and Technologists
Author: Thomas J. Shaw
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781616328078
Category: Law
Page: 395
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This book provides a practical and comprehensive approach to information security and privacy law for both international and domestic statutes. It provides all the tools needed to handle the business, legal and technical risks of protecting information on a global scale. For anyone responsible for or advising a corporation involved in domestic or international business, who must comply with a dizzying array of statutes, regulations, technologies, methodologies and standards, this book is for you.

Entertainment Law and Practice

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

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wills and Estates

Author: Stephen M. Maple
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592578603
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 345
View: 317

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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.

Garner on Language and Writing

Selected Essays and Speeches of Bryan A. Garner
Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604424454
Category: Law
Page: 839
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Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.

The ABA Checklist for Family Heirs

A Guide to Family History, Financial Plans and Final Wishes
Author: Sally Balch Hurme
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781616328528
Category: Law
Page: 241
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The ABA Checklist for Family Heirs is a wonderful tool for anyone needing assistance in organizing information for heirs. The book, which comes complete with a CD of documents that can be modified according to one's needs, includes the following checklists: personal history; family history; insurance; benefits for survivors; banking and savings; investments; real estate; debts; wills and trusts; and final wishes.

The Legal Guide for Museum Professionals

Author: Julia Courtney
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442230436
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
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From intellectual property law to navigating the hazards of social media, de-accessioning concerns to governance law, copyright, intellectual property law, and rights and reproduction questions to issues of public trust, The Legal Guide for Museum Professionals provides answers and action steps for mid to small-sized museums of all disciplines.

Clearance and Copyright

Everything the Independent Filmmaker Needs to Know
Author: Michael C. Donaldson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 398
View: 1052

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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 Musician's Business and Legal Guide

Author: Mark E. Halloran
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132281270
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 458
View: 8780

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Advises would-be musicians on getting started, obtaining copyrights, selecting managers, and related matters.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604425178
Category: Law
Page: 209
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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.