The Biz: The Basic Business, Legal, and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry / Edition 3

The Biz: The Basic Business, Legal, and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry / Edition 3

by Schuyler M. Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 1879505940

ISBN-13: 9781879505940

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: Silman-James Press

"Today's film industry is a legal and financial obstacle course that independent filmmakers must learn to master. The most comprehensive guide to negotiating that obstacle course is The Biz, a highly accessible overview of the Industry's important business, legal, and financial aspects." The Biz also includes a dozen useful sample forms and agreements. New to the 2nd…  See more details below

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"Today's film industry is a legal and financial obstacle course that independent filmmakers must learn to master. The most comprehensive guide to negotiating that obstacle course is The Biz, a highly accessible overview of the Industry's important business, legal, and financial aspects." The Biz also includes a dozen useful sample forms and agreements. New to the 2nd Edition is an extensive and comprehensive updating of all chapters and the addition of a section about video on demand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879505940
Publisher:
Silman-James Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Jargon Translation Guide1
2Money Matters9
3Entities27
4Private Offerings37
5The Budget47
6Guilds53
7Loans and Security Interests61
8Completion Guarantees73
9Distribution Agreements85
10Split-Rights Deals107
11Four Ways to Calculate Net Profits (Depending on Who's Asking)121
12GAAP Accounting Principles for Film Companies129
13Contingent Payments to Talent and Licensors137
14Law of Ideas149
15Copyright155
16Right of Publicity163
17Trademark171
18Credits177
19Talent183
20Litigation191
21Bankruptcy197
22Video on Demand205
23Taxation215
App. Form ALimited Liability Company Operating Agreement227
App. Form B"Sample Film" Loan and Security Agreement237
App. Form CNotice of Assignment and Distributor's Acceptance257
App. Form D"Sample Film" Inter-Party Agreement261
App. Form E"Sample Film" Completion Guarantee Agreement289
App. Form F"Sample Film" Producer's Completion Agreement297
App. Form GSales Agent Agreement313
App. Form HPro-Licensor License Agreement317
App. Form IPro-Licensee Short-Form Agreement323
App. Form JPro-Licensee License Agreement327
App. Form K"Sample Film" Production/Distribution Agreement345
App. Form LShort-Form Definition of Net Profits373

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