Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry / Edition 2

Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry / Edition 2

by Mark Litwak
     
 

ISBN-10: 1879505665

ISBN-13: 9781879505667

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Silman-James Pr

Dealmaking is the first self-defense book for everyone working in the film and television industry, Addressing a general, non-attorney readership, it is a fascinating, highly accessible and practical guide to current entertainment law's peculiarities and "creative" practices. Armed with this book, filmmakers can save themselves thousands of dollars in legal fees as…  See more details below

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Dealmaking is the first self-defense book for everyone working in the film and television industry, Addressing a general, non-attorney readership, it is a fascinating, highly accessible and practical guide to current entertainment law's peculiarities and "creative" practices. Armed with this book, filmmakers can save themselves thousands of dollars in legal fees as they navigate the entertainment business's shark-infested waters. Whether you are a professional or wannabe producer, writer, director, or actor, Litwak can help you make the most of your business dealings while steering you clear of contractual traps. The second edition of this popular book contains hundreds of updates and revisions of the first edition and includes two new chapters: Legal Remedies and Retaining Attorneys, Agents, and Managers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879505667
Publisher:
Silman-James Pr
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
2nd Edition Expanded & Updated
Pages:
407
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2Dealmaking11
3Permission to Portray People and Places29
4Clearance of Rights49
5Literary Acquisition Agreements59
6Employment Contracts93
7Advice for Writers, Directors and Actors161
8Music199
9The Acquisition/Distribution Agreement215
10Negotiating Tactics and Strategies251
11Creative Accounting257
12Copyright269
13The First Amendment and the Right to Publicity301
14Defamation of Persons Depicted in Literary Works307
15The Right of Privacy317
16Trademarks and Unfair Competition327
17Remedies333
18Retaining Attorneys, Agents and Managers347
19Glossary of Terms373
20Appendix389
Index399

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