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Hollywood and the law

Author: Paul McDonald; Emily Carman; Eric Hoyt; Philip Drake; British Film Institute,
Publisher: London : BFI/Palgrave, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This illuminating collection shows how legal frameworks have shaped the culture and commerce of Hollywood film. Key experts in the field explore how legal instruments, processes and institutions have influenced the conditions in which films are made and sold, and how the film industry has left its own impression on the American legal system. -- From Amazon's website.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul McDonald; Emily Carman; Eric Hoyt; Philip Drake; British Film Institute,
ISBN: 9781844574780 1844574784 9781844574773 1844574776
OCLC Number: 931606947
Description: ix, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: On the legal lives of Hollywood / Eric Hoyt, Paul McDonald, Emily Carman, Philip Drake --
Part I. Ownership and Infringement --
1. One law to rule them all : copyright goes Hollywood / Peter Decherney --
2. The changing landscape of trademark law in Tinseltown : From Debbie Does Dallas to The Hangover / Mark Bartholomew and John Tehranian --
3. Piracy and the shadow history of Hollywood / Paul McDonald --
Part II. Competition and circulation --
4. The preservation of competition : Hollywood and antitrust law / Jennifer Porst --
5. Controlling content : governmental censorship, the Production Code and the ratings system / Laura Wittern-Keller --
6. Hollywood embassies, labour and investment laws, and global cinema exhibition / Ross Melnick --
Part III. Negotiation and labour --
7. Asset or liability? : Hollywood and tax law / Eric Hoyt --
8. Doing the deal : talent contracts in Hollywood / Emily Carman and Philip Drake --
9. Will work for screen credit : labour and the law in Hollywood / Catherine Fisk.
Responsibility: edited by Paul McDonald, Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt, Philip Drake.

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