Hollywood Dealmaking: Negotiating Talent Agreementsby Dina Appleton, Daniel Yankelevits
This easy-to-follow reference–written clearly, without confusing legal jargon–is packed with expert insights on
Two entertainment attorneys and Hollywood insiders explain all the ins and outs of negotiating in the movie industry, including back ends, gross and adjusted gross profits, deferments, box office bonuses, copyrights, and much more.
This easy-to-follow reference–written clearly, without confusing legal jargon–is packed with expert insights on distribution, licensing, and merchandising. The book's invaluable resource section includes definitions of lingo for acquisition agreements and employment deals, twelve ready-to-use sample contracts, and a directory of entertainment attorneys in both New York and Los Angeles. With the negotiating tips in this guide, agents, writers, directors, actors, financiers, and filmmakers will save thousands of dollars in attorney fees.
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Meet the Author
Dina Appleton is the Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Writers & Artists Agency, a talent and literary agency with offices in New York and Los Angeles. She is a member of both the Law Society of Upper Canada and the California State Bar and serves on the Beverly Hills Bar Association's Entertainment Law Executive Committee and the USC Entertainment Symposium's Planning Committee. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.
Daniel Yankelevits is an executive in the Business and Legal Affairs Group at DreamWorks SKG and teaches an annual entertainment law seminar at UCLA. He previously served as Director of Business Affairs at HBO and at New Line Cinema and was co-chair of the Beverly Hills Bar AssociationÌs Entertainment Section. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
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