Show Business Law: Motion Pictures, Television, Video

Show Business Law: Motion Pictures, Television, Video

by Peter Muller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0899304931

ISBN-13: 9780899304939

Pub. Date: 11/28/1990

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The entertainment business is a most democratic field, offering success to anyone who has the talent, ability, and drive to master their art. But in order to achieve this goal, an individual must also possess knowledge, particularly in the area of contracts and agreements. This work represents a comprehensive overview of the procedures, timing, and agreements used

Overview

The entertainment business is a most democratic field, offering success to anyone who has the talent, ability, and drive to master their art. But in order to achieve this goal, an individual must also possess knowledge, particularly in the area of contracts and agreements. This work represents a comprehensive overview of the procedures, timing, and agreements used in the motion picture, television, and video industries, and provides model contracts and explanations as to why specific clauses are employed and what the mutual benefits of each may be.

The work presents the major contracts utilized in the show business industry in a manner that is readable and understandable to artists, producers, writers, directors, and other members of the entertainment community. Peter Muller breaks the contracts down to their essential elements, and offers detailed accounts of their legal implications for both parties involved. Among the contracts and agreements examined are the personal manager, agent, actor, director, and screen writer agreements; the motion picture distribution agreement; pay-per-view; licensing feature films for television syndication; international coproductions; home video license agreements; endorsements; and independent production financing. This hands-on guide to show business law will prove to be a valuable addition to public, academic, and law libraries, as well as a useful reference tool for literary and talent agencies, entertainment companies, and individuals in the entertainment industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899304939
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

The Acquisition of Motion Picture Rights by Option

The Personal Manager Agreement

The Agent Agreement

The Actor Agreement

The Screen Writer Agreement

The Producer Agreement

The Director Agreement

Master Recording Use for a Motion Picture and Synchronization Rights

The Motion Picture Distribution Agreement: The Worldwide Pick-Up Deal

The Pay-Per-View Agreement

Licensing Feature Films for Television Syndication

International Coproductions

The Home Video License Agreement

Endorsements

Independent Production Financing

The Attorney and the Accountant

Appendix A: Copyright Registration Forms

Appendix B: Labor Organizations and Associations

Bibliography

Index

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