The Biz: The Basic Business, Legal and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry

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Moore (partner in an LA law firm specializing in corporate entertainment and adjunct professor of entertainment law at the UCLA Law School) provides a fact and figure-filled introduction to the business, legal, and financial aspects of the film industry for introductory level law and business students and for film industry professionals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Overview

Moore (partner in an LA law firm specializing in corporate entertainment and adjunct professor of entertainment law at the UCLA Law School) provides a fact and figure-filled introduction to the business, legal, and financial aspects of the film industry for introductory level law and business students and for film industry professionals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879505537
  • Publisher: Silman-James Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
1 Jargon Translation Guide 1
2 Money Matters 9
3 Entities 23
4 Private Offerings 33
5 The Budget 43
6 Guilds 49
7 Loans and Security Interests 57
8 Completion Guarantees 69
9 Distribution Agreements 81
10 Split-Rights Deals 101
11 Four Ways to Calculate Net Profits (Depending on Who's Asking) 115
12 GAAP Accounting Principles for Film Companies 123
13 Contingent Payments to Talent and Licensors 131
14 Law of Ideas 145
15 Copyright 151
16 Right of Publicity 159
17 Trademark 165
18 Credits 171
19 Talent 177
20 Litigation 185
21 Bankruptcy 191
22 Internet Distribution of Films 199
23 Taxation 209
Appendix
Form A Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement 223
Form B "Sample Film" Loan and Security Agreement 231
Form C Notice of Assignment and Distributor's Acceptance 249
Form D "Sample Film" Inter-Party Agreement 253
Form E "Sample Film" Completion Guarantee Agreement 281
Form F "Sample Film" Producer's Completion Agreement 289
Form G Sales Agent Agreement 305
Form H Pro-Licensor License Agreement 309
Form I Pro-Licensee Short Form Agreement 315
Form J Pro-Licensee License Agreement 319
Form K "Sample Film" Production/Distribution Agreement 337
Form L Short-Form Definition of Net Profits 365
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