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Risky Business: Financing and Distributing Independent Films
     

Risky Business: Financing and Distributing Independent Films

by Mark Litwak
 

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This is the comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project. Starting with the basic organization of the company and the preparation of production, collaboration, and screenplay agreements, it covers in detail everything from raising money via loans, presales, and investors through finding, contracting with, and policing the

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This is the comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project. Starting with the basic organization of the company and the preparation of production, collaboration, and screenplay agreements, it covers in detail everything from raising money via loans, presales, and investors through finding, contracting with, and policing the finished project's distributors. A companion to Litwak's popular books on entertainment industry dealmaking and contracts, RISKY BUSINESS is an authoritative blueprint for successfully producing any independent film or video. Included among its many topics: partnerships; corporations; limited liability companies; equity investments; attracting investors; evaluating a film's economic value; working the film festivals; distribution territories; distributors' accounting practices; and much more. In addition to its primary text, it includes many essential contracts, sample statements and certificates, checklists, and extensive lists of useful resources.

 

About the Author:

Mark Litwak is a veteran entertainment attorney. He is also a producer's rep, assisting filmmakers in the financing, marketing, and distribution of their films. An acknowledged authority on the entertainment industry, he has been interviewed on more than 100 television and radio shows, including THE LARRY KING SHOW and ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. Litwak has taught entertainment and copyright law at UCLA, University of West Los Angeles, and Loyola Law School. He is the author of five books including: DEALMAKING IN THE FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY, REED POWER, CONTRACTS FOR THE FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879505742
Publisher:
Silman-James Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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