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Clear explanations examine the how and why of different types of production contracts, and checklists provide a quick means for producers to determine when their productions might be at greatest risk to legal challenges. Media Law for Producers also examines the substantial changes in copyright term resulting from recent copyright legislation.
Legal problems can be very costly to media producers. Lawyers and court fees, coupled with the loss of work time, can lead to bankruptcy. Media Law for Producers cuts through the legalese and illustrates legal issues to help producers recognize the legal questions that can arise during production.
Audience: Producers and other media production personnel involved in all levels of television and video production (from network television to corporate video); students in television and other media production programs.
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|1||Media Law: An Overview||1|
|2||Managing Relationships: Contracts and the Media Production Process||29|
|3||Getting It in Writing: Sample Media Production Contracts||51|
|4||Getting Permission: Copyright Concerns During Media Production||101|
|5||Playing It Safe: Permits, Releases, Libel, and Production Insurance||147|
|6||Adding Music: Special Concerns Surrounding the Use of Music in Media Productions||193|
|7||Working with Guilds and Unions||225|
|8||Going Multimedia: Legal Issues Related to Interactive Productions||251|
|9||Wrapping it Up: Protecting Your Finished Production||303|
|App. A||State and Provincial Film and Television Offices||361|
|App. B||Resources for Commissioning or Licensing Music||367|
|App. C: Guilds, Unions, and Associations||370|