Contracts For The Film Television Industry

Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935247074
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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.

The Structure Of American Industry

Author: James W. Brock
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 147863104X
Size: 42.34 MB
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The major American industries—agriculture, petroleum, electricity, banking, telecommunications, movies, college sports, airlines, health care, and the beer, cigarette, and automotive industries—intersect our lives every day. Studying these industries raises a number of economic questions: How are the individual industries organized and structured? What is their history? What are the dominant organizations in each field, and what share of their market do they represent? What is the nature of competition in these fields, and how effectively does it govern economic decision making? The nature of these industries also raises a host of public policy challenges: What significant policy issues do they pose, what options are available for addressing them, and what role can and should the government play? Unlike other books that offer economic treatments focused on theoretical expositions and analyses, the thirteenth edition addresses all these questions in a manner that treats each industry in a comprehensive, holistic way. Brock’s approach focuses on everyday experience, enhancing readers’ understanding through examples that emphasize incident and detail. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, has been updated or rewritten for this edition. A new chapter on the movie industry has been added as well. This outstanding overview of American industry offers the reader a live laboratory of clinical examination and comparative analysis.

The Short Guide To Producing

Author: Charles Merzbacher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351186531
Size: 27.56 MB
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In this book, Charles Merzbacher offers a concise, definitive guide to the essential skills, techniques and logistics of producing short films, focusing on the practical knowledge needed for line producing and overseeing smaller-scale productions. Drawing on insights from real-life production scenarios, veteran filmmaker and instructor Charles Merzbacher takes producers through every stage of the production process, from fundraising, preproduction and planning to the producer’s role in postproduction and distribution. Key topics include: Finding a worthy project; Schedules and budgets; Managing the casting process; Recruiting and managing crew; Location scouting; Legal and safety issues; Running a production; Negotiating music rights; And much more! An accompanying website—available at theshortseries.com—offers document templates for contracts, call sheets, budgets and other production forms, as well as sample production documents and short video guides featuring top industry professionals.

From Script To Screen The Importance Of Copyright In The Distribution Of Films

Author: World Intellectual Property Organization
Publisher: WIPO
ISBN: 9280521829
Size: 77.53 MB
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The objective of this publication is to introduce the novice filmmaker to the legal and business-related issues needed to participate in what is now a well-structured global marketplace for films. It provides a broad overview of the principles and standards currently observed and practiced in the film industry at the international level.

Hollywood Made In China

Author: Aynne Kokas
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520967291
Size: 18.82 MB
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Winner of the Chinese American Librarian Association Best Book Award Winner of the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Award Montaigne Medal Finalist, Eric Hoffer Awards 2018 Frank Luther Mott - Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award Finalist China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 ignited a race to capture new global media audiences. Hollywood moguls began courting Chinese investors to create entertainment on an international scale—from behemoth theme parks to blockbuster films. Hollywood Made in China examines these new collaborations, where the distinctions between Hollywood’s “dream factory” and Xi Jinping's "Chinese Dream" of global influence become increasingly blurred. With insightful policy analysis, ethnographic research, and interviews with CEOs, directors, and film workers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Los Angeles, Aynne Kokas offers an unflinching look at China’s new role in the global media industries. A window into the partnerships with Chinese corporations that now shape Hollywood, this book will captivate anyone who consumes commercial media in the twenty-first century.

Producing For Tv And New Media

Author: Cathrine Kellison
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240818970
Size: 52.28 MB
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Gain a thorough understanding of the nuanced and multidimensional role producers play in television and new media today. Harness the creative, technical, interpersonal, and financial skills essential for success in this vibrant and challenging field. Producing for TV and New Media third edition is your guide to avoiding the obstacles and pitfalls commonly encountered by new and aspiring producers. New to this edition: * "Focus on New Media" sections that highlight emerging media, web video, and mobile/small format media * New sample production forms and contracts * New review questions accompanying each interview and chapter * All new interviews with industry professionals offer practical insight into cutting edge developments in television and new media production * Fresh analysis of new media technology * A revised and revamped companion website with all the sample forms and contracts in the book, updated web link resources, and much more Written especially for new and aspiring producers, with insight that simply cannot be found in any other books, this new edition is an indispensable guide for anyone looking to find success as a new media or TV producer.

Dealmaking In The Film Television Industry

Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 69.44 MB
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Dealmaking—the popular, award-winning “self-defense” book for everyone working in the film and television industry—is now 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 waters 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.

The A Z Of Contract Clauses

Author: Deborah Fosbrook
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780421912502
Size: 45.73 MB
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This is an invaluable reference library of contract clauses. It contains: over 300 A-Z headings and over 4,000 clear and easy to read clauses; clear and comprehensive clauses and terms which will help you save time, money, effort and avoid disputes. It allows you to: search through the clauses on your computer using the CD-ROM then copy, paste and edit them to suit your needs; improve your drafting skills and understand contracts better; increase your knowledge of the important terms in agreements and how they can be different; use the clauses to strengthen your negotiating position; benefit from the authors practical and commercial knowledge as well as their experience of intellectual property and contracts; improve your ability to licence rights more narrowly and to acquire as widely as possible. dealing with terms and conditions of users accessing websites; accuracy; adverse change; banner advertising; break clauses; brands; gardening leave; cancellation; copyright warnings; corruption; environmental compliance; escalator clauses; monitoring (calls and emails); database rights; discrimination; downloading; fair trading; rights (new comprehensive category list). Legal, commercial and business Website references are listed at the back of the book and on the CD-ROM. These are categorised broadly by countries, and areas of the world. The references can help you get information about legal and commercial issues from government, trade, collecting societies, EU, and other websites.

Marketing To Moviegoers

Author: Robert Marich
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809331977
Size: 44.78 MB
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While Hollywood executives spend millions of dollars making movies, even more money is poured into selling those films to the public. In the third edition of his comprehensive guidebook, Marketing to Moviegoers: A Handbook of Strategies and Tactics, veteran film and TV journalist Robert Marich plumbs the depths of the methods used by studios to market their films to consumers. Updates to the third edition include a chapter on marketing movies using digital media; an insightful discussion of the use of music in film trailers; new and expanded materials on marketing targeted toward affinity groups and awards; fresh analysis of booking contracts between theaters and distributors; a brief history of indie film marketing; and explorations of the overlooked potential of the drive-in theater and the revival of third-party-financed movie campaigns. While many books have been written on the business-to-business aspect of film promotion, Marich’s volume is one of the few that focuses on the techniques used to sell motion pictures to those in a position to truly make or break a film—the public. A highly navigable handbook that breaks down a complicated process into manageable strategies in an easy-to-read style, Marketing to Moviegoers is a must for all professionals and students in today’s rapidly evolving film industry.

Making Your Film For Less Outside The U S

Author: Mark DeWayne
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781581152159
Size: 13.86 MB
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At last, here is a definitive step-by-step guide that explains everything needed to successfully produce and distribute films overseas. Following the advice found here, filmmakers will learn to make films in foreign countries that cost less money and allow the artists greater creative control. Chapters include: scheduling and budgeting, foreign censors, accommodations and office rental, scams to avoid, foreign film festivals, working with digital equipment, and more. An in-depth study compares production costs between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, England, France, Bulgaria, South Africa, the Philippine Islands, Hong Kong, Australia, and Thailand. The author offers a sample budget for an overseas film shoot and offers tips for cutting costs on transportation, location fees, wardrobe, hair and makeup, catering, and equipment. Interviews with nine entertainment industry veterans reveal marketing and distribution trends in the American film market for foreign-made projects. And special chapters are included on writing for overseas production and on new technology as it relates to digital film and video provide essential insight to today’s filmmaker. Directors, producers, screenwriters, and actors will learn how to turn their film projects from a dream to reality.