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Author: Rhonda Baker
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Baker, Rhonda.
Media Law : A User's Guide for Film and Programme Makers.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rhonda Baker
ISBN: 9781136177781 1136177787
OCLC Number: 862610324
Notes: Appendix E: Analysis of typical provisions in production and financing agreements.
Description: 1 online resource (301 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; 1. Introduction; 2. The business; Setting up a film or television company; Employment; 3. The idea; Protecting an idea when presenting it to others; Copyright and how it works; How to use copyright to protect an idea; How to prove ownership and how to prove when the idea originated; When copyright will not help to protect an idea; Breach of confidence; 4. The deal; Binding agreements; Offer and acceptance; Consideration; Certainty; Intention to create binding legal relations; When a contract is broken; Indemnities. 'Best endeavours' and 'reasonable endeavours'Competition law; Conclusion; 5. Development; Development issues; Development finance; Underlying rights; Commissioning a treatment or script; Writers' agreements; 6. Financing; Financing options; Investing in a production company; Investment in the production; Pre-sale of rights; Case study; Tax shelter schemes and governmental grants; Sponsorship; 7. Production and financing agreements; Legal issues in production; Different types of production, finance and distribution agreements; Cash-flowing Financier. Overcost --
when the budgeted costs are exceededTake-over and abandonment rights; Rights/distribution rights; BBC, ITV and Channel Four commissions; Terms applicable when commissioned by any of the broadcasters; ITV commissions --
the Network Centre; The BBC; Channel Four; 8. Hiring and firing; Contractual aspects; The nature of the services; Payment and tax issues; Employed or self-employed?; Foreign entertainers; Protection against Inland Revenue findings that tax should have been deducted before payment; Credits/publicity; Warranties; Other obligations; Suspension/termination. Rights of the contributor if there is a breach by the ProducerService companies --
inducement letters; 9. Rights clearances I; Legal principles; Rights of contributors; How to clear the various rights; Union agreements; Collecting societies; Performers; Writers; Directors; Location agreements; 10. Rights clearances II; Music; Case study; Film and television clips; Photographs and other artistic works; 11.Completion guarantees and production insurances; Introduction; Completion guarantees; Production insurances; Errors and Omissions insurance; 12. Script and content clearance; Danger areas. Avoiding liability13. Distribution agreements; Essential elements to an agreement with a distributor; Obligation to account; Sales agents; 14. Secondary exploitation; Secondary rights; Exploitation of character merchandising rights; Format sales/changed format sales; Book publication rights; 15. Legal proceedings; Avoiding being sued or prosecuted; Injunctions; Defamation; Summary; Appendix A: Professional bodies and useful contacts; Appendix B: Recommended reference materials; Appendix C: Recommended reference books; Appendix D: Release to be signed by individuals permittingfictionalization.

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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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