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Understanding the business of media entertainment : the legal and business essentials all filmmakers should know

Author: Gregory Bernstein
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
Series: American Film Market presents.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This revised edition of 'Understanding the Business of Media Entertainment' is an indispensable guide to the business aspects of the entertainment industry, providing the information you need to break in and to succeed. Written in a clear and engaging tone, the second edition of this book covers the essential topics in a thorough but reader-friendly manner and includes plenty of real-world examples that bring  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Bernstein
ISBN: 9780367074524 0367074524 9780367074531 0367074532
OCLC Number: 1089880115
Description: ix, 269 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Section 1. Law and entertainment --
Copyright law --
Music copyright --
Copyright and piracy --
International copyright --
First Amendment law --
Section 2. Entertainment companies : growth and power --
The FCC and government regulation of the media --
Media growth and ownership --
Unions, agents and managers --
Section 3. What studios do --
Development --
Distribution --
Section 4. Money and contracts --
Gross and net proceeds --
Entertainment contracts --
Independent film development, financing, contracts and distribution --
Section 5. Voices --
Making it into the business.
Series Title: American Film Market presents.
Other Titles: Understanding the business of entertainment
Responsibility: Gregory Bernstein.

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"This revised edition of 'Understanding the Business of Media Entertainment' is an indispensable guide to the business aspects of the entertainment industry, providing the information you need to break in and to succeed. Written in a clear and engaging tone, the second edition of this book covers the essential topics in a thorough but reader-friendly manner and includes plenty of real-world examples that bring business and legal concepts to life, such as the growing clout of digital companies and the rise of streaming providers like Netflix and Amazon, the transformation of independent film development and distribution, and changes to the media ownership landscape. Award-winning screenwriter and entertainment attorney Gregory Bernstein gives an insider's look at the filmmaking business, from copyright law and government media regulation to development, distribution, revenue, the role of agents, managers, and unions, entertainment contracts, and more."--Back cover.

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