The Screenwriter's Legal Guide


Author: Stephen F. Breimer
Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 158115352X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 327
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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. • Includes current Writer's Guild minimums and recent legal development • "A book that should be in every screenwriter's library."--Syd Field, author of Selling a Screenplay • This replaces 1-58115-021-0

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 Writer's Legal Guide, Fourth Edition


Author: Tad Crawford,Kay Murray
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621532917
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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

The Legal Guide for Writers, Artists and Other Creative People

Protect Your Work and Understand the Law
Author: Kenneth P. Norwick
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624144500
Category: Law
Page: 304
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This comprehensive, authoritative and accessible book enables creators to understand the legal rights and safeguard their work from a wide variety of risks in both cyberspace and traditional media. It explains major developments in the applicable law and in the publishing, communications, art and entertainment businesses so you'll be able to confidently secure your work, negotiate contracts and avoid lawsuits. This essential book guides you through the major legal areas of special concern to creators: copyright and other legal rights; libel, privacy, obscenity and other legal risks; contracts; the cyber revolution; and business and tax matters affecting creative people. Whether you are an author, artist, photographer or are in another creative field, this approachable guide will help you become legally savvy without having to wade through dense legal jargon or rely on Google searches or Wikipedia.

The Screenwriter's Handbook 2010


Author: Barry Turner
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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This is the essential guide for all new and established writers for the screen. Including useful, easy-to-search contact detail entries from courses, societies and grants to representation and production companies, along with provocative articles and invaluable advice from top UK and US representatives and practitioners of the trade.

The New Scriptwriter's Journal


Author: Mary Johnson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136051147
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 336
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The New Scriptwriter's Journal places you, the writer, in the center of the complex and challenging process of scriptwriting. Charge up your imagination while learning how to write a professional screenplay. This informational and inspirational guide details the creative aspects of scriptwriting such as crafting dialogue and shaping characters. Inside, you'll find blank pages to jot down your thoughts, ideas, and responses to the text, creating your own source book of script ideas. Whether you're an indie filmmaker longing to shoot your first digital feature or an aspiring screenwriter writing a spec script for Hollywood, your journal will be an invaluable resource. Special chapters offer insights on adaptation, ethics of screenwriting, and the future of storytelling in the digital age, as well as alternative storytelling. Additionally, The New Scriptwriter's Journal includes an invaluable annotated guide to periodicals, trade publications, books, catalogs, production directories, script sources. scriptwriting software, and internet resources.

The Screenwriter's Handbook


Author: Barry Turner
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 333
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The Screenwriters Handbook contains thousands of entries covering every aspect of scriptwriting, with provocative articles and useful advice from both leading practitioners of the art and representatives of the trade from both sides of the Atlantic. This practical, straightforward guide, with indexes to aid quick searches, provides full details and identifies industry trends. In addition to the key areas of UK and US film and TV agents and production companies, writers' courses, festivals, grants and prizes. the guide also offers invaluable expert advice on contracts, copyright, and taxation.

1996 Guide to Literary Agents


Author: Kirsten C. Holm
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898797152
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 296
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This directory lists nearly 500 agents across the United States--and even a few in Canada. Writers will find listings organized by literary agents (fee-charging and non-fee-charging) and script agents (TV, movies, and plays). Through articles written by professionals, the book also answers the most frequently asked questions about agents--what they do, where they are, and how to sign and work with them.

The Dramatist

The Journal of the Dramatists Guild, Inc
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Theater
Page: N.A
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The Writer's legal and business guide


Author: Norman Beil,Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers. Committee for the Arts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 211
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The Independent

A Magazine for Video and Filmmakers
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Experimental films
Page: N.A
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Release Print

Newsletter of Film Arts Foundation, the Bay Area Organization of Independent Film and Videomakers
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Independent filmmakers
Page: N.A
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Creativity and Copyright

Legal Essentials for Screenwriters and Creative Artists
Author: John L. Geiger,Howard Suber
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520303520
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 216
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Inspired by Strunk & White's The Elements of Style, this elegant, short reference is the perfect guide for screenwriters and creative artists looking to succeed as industry professionals. Readers will quickly understand the laws that govern creativity, idea-making, and selling, and learn how to protect themselves and their works from the legal quagmires they may encounter. Written by an unrivaled pair of experts, John L. Geiger and Howard Suber, who use real-life case studies to cover topics such as clearance, contracts, collaboration, and infringement, Creativity and Copyright is poised to become an indispensable resource for beginners and experts alike.

Screenplay

The Foundations of Screenwriting
Author: Syd Field
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780307423269
Category: Reference
Page: 336
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Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times)—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success! Syd Field’s books on the essential structure of emotionally satisfying screenplays have ignited lucrative careers in film and television since 1979. In this revised edition of his premiere guide, the underpinnings of successful onscreen narratives are revealed in clear and encouraging language that will remain wise and practical as long as audiences watch stories unfold visually—from hand-held devices to IMAX to virtual reality . . . and whatever comes next. As the first person to articulate common structural elements unique to successful movies, celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher and bestselling author Syd Field has gifted us a classic text. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are fundamental guidelines to help all screenwriters—novices and Oscar-winners—hone their craft and sell their work. In Screenplay, Syd Field can help you discover: • Why the first ten pages of every script are crucial to keeping professional readers’ interest • How to visually “grab” these influential readers from page one, word one • Why structure and character are the basic components of all narrative screenplays • How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a saleable script • Tips on protecting your work—three ways to establish legal ownership of screenplays • Vital insights on writing authentic dialogue, crafting memorable characters, building strong yet flexible storylines (form, not formula), overcoming writer's block, and much more Syd Field is revered as the original master of screenplay story structure, and this guide continues to be the industry’s gold standard for learning the foundations of screenwriting.