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The pocket lawyer for filmmakers : a legal toolkit for independent producers

Author: Thomas A Crowell
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Focal Press, ©2007.
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* You have an idea you want to pitch to a production company; how do you safeguard your concept? * There's a painting in the background of your independent film; is it necessary to clear the rights? * The screenplay you and a friend wrote gets optioned; how do you split the proceeds fairly? * How do you get a script to popular Hollywood actors or deal with their agents? Find quick answers to these and hundreds of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Crowell, Thomas A.
Pocket lawyer for filmmakers.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Focal Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007007525
(OCoLC)85162244
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Crowell
ISBN: 9780080480060 0080480063
OCLC Number: 499055832
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 342 pages)
Contents: GETTING STARTED; Development; Getting the Rights; Financing; Preproduction; PRODUCTION; The Production Office; Legal Issues on the Set; Shooting Permits; Child Actors; Intellectual Property; Shooting Schedules; Location Damage; Personal Injury; Transportation and Accomodations; Overtime and Overages; POSTPRODUCTION; Editing; Music Licensing; Reshoots and Doubling; Looping and ADR; Animation, Titles, and Special Effects; Laboratory Agreements; DISTRIBUTION; Distributors; Chain of Title and Deliverables; Net Profits; Royalties, Accounting, and Audits; Marketing and Promotion; Ancillary Rights; Assignment of Rights; LEGAL TAILOR; Appendix A, Contracts; Appendix B, Intellectual Property Law, Appendix C, Business Entities; Legal Resources; Index.
Responsibility: by Thomas A. Crowell.
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