The Independent Filmmaker s Law and Business Guide

Author: Jon M. Garon
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569763976
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Preparing independent or guerrilla filmmakers for the legal, financial, and organizational questions that can doom a project if unanswered, this guide demystifies issues such as developing a concept, founding a film company, obtaining financing, securing locations, casting, shooting, granting screen credits, distributing, exhibiting, and marketing a film. Updated to include digital marketing and distribution strategies through YouTube or webisodes, it also anticipates the problems generated by a blockbuster hit: sound tracks, merchandizing, and licensing. Six appendices provide sample contracts, copyright forms and circulars, Writer's Guild of America definitions for writing credits, and studio contact information.

The Independent Film Producers Survival Guide A Business and Legal Sourcebook

Author: Gunnar Erickson
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 0857124986
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this comprehensive guidebook, three experienced entertainment lawyers tell you everything you need to know to produce and market an independent film from the development process to deal making, financing, setting up the production, hiring directors and actors, securing location rights, acquiring music, calculating profits, digital moving making, distribution, and marketing your movie.

The Insider s Guide to Film Finance

Author: Philip Alberstat
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113604129X
Format: PDF
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Financing an independent feature film production is a highly complex process. This book demystifies the legal and commercial implications of a film from start to finish. It provides a detailed survey of each of the processes and players involved, and analyses of the legal and commercial issues faced by all of the participants in a film financing transaction. Packed with legal advice and straight forward explanations this is an essential reference for filmmakers worldwide. With contributions from leading professionals around the world, and an up-to-date international approach, this is an invaluable tool for producers, and others involved in the film industry. Includes: Case studies, Sample Recoupment Schedules, Alternative Financing Models, Glossary of Film Financing and Banking Terms Philip Alberstat is a media finance and production lawyer specialising in film, television and broadcasting. He has worked on films such as The 51st State, Goodbye Mr Steadman, Tooth and numerous television programmes and series. He is on the editorial board of Entertainment Law Review and is the author of The Independent Producers Guide to Film and TV Contracts (2000), and Law and the Media (2002). Philip is involved in raising finance for film and television productions and negotiating and structuring film and television deals. He undertakes corporate and commercial work and handles the intellectual property aspects of broadcasting and finance transactions. He has also executive produced numerous film and television productions. He won an Emmy Award in 2004 as an Executive Producer of the Film, "The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie". Philip joined Osborne Clarke as a partner in February 2002. Prior to that he was Head of Legal and Business Affairs with one of the largest independent TV production companies in the UK. He was previously Head of Media at Baker & McKenzie and began his career at Olswang. He was winner of the Lawyer/Hifal Award for Solicitor of the year in 1997 and is listed in Legal Experts in the area of Film Finance/Media.

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

Author: Thomas A. Crowell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136067493
Format: PDF, Kindle
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* How can you use a state's film tax credits to fund your film? SEE PAGE 63. * You have an idea you want to pitch to a production company; how do you safeguard your concept? SEE PAGE 77. * How can you fund your production with product placement? SEE PAGE 157. * How do you get a script to popular Hollywood actors and deal with their agents? SEE PAGE 222. Find quick answers to these and hundreds of other questions in this new edition of The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers. This no-nonsense reference provides fast answers in plain English-no law degree required! Arm yourself with the practical advice of author Thomas Crowell, a TV-producer-turned-entertainment-lawyer. This new edition features: * New sections on product placement, film tax credits and production incentive financing, Letters of Intent, and DIY distribution (four-walling, YouTube, Download-to-own, Amazon.com, iTunes, and Netflix) * Updated case law * Even more charts and graphics to help you find the information you need even more quickly. This book is the next best thing to having an entertainment attorney on retainer!

Jumpstart Your Awesome Film Production Company

Author: Sara Caldwell
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1581159560
Format: PDF, ePub
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Firsthand knowledge and advice on every aspect of forming a film production company can be found in this one source. Film production company owners, entertainment attorneys, accountants, and distributors answer the most commonly asked questions on forming and running a successful film production company. They provide proven tips for setting up shop, following a financial plan, working with investors, forming a marketing strategy, getting a film distributed, and more. Real-life anecdotes from a wide range of professionals from the production company trenches are both informing and entertaining.

Entertainment Law and Practice

Author: Jon M. Garon
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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This casebook provides a comprehensive survey of the primary entertainment law practice areas, including theater, motion pictures, music, and television. Although the book does not attempt to serve as a casebook for copyright, First Amendment, or trademark law, each of these legal doctrines are covered in sufficient fashion that a student without prior exposure to one or more of these doctrinal areas can still participate in an Entertainment Law course.The book addresses both the practical aspects of entertainment and the fundamental underpinnings of entertainment law. The selection of topics is based on what practitioners face, and the materials are selected to build a solid theoretical basis for that topic.This is the only book in the entertainment law field to address and integrate the need to teach the practitioner's issues with the jurisprudential framework necessary to make the course appropriate to the law school curriculum. It is especially useful for adjunct professors teaching the course because of its organization around the relevant issues to the practitioner.

The Cheerful Subversive s Guide to Independent Filmmaking

Author: Dan Mirvish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317289870
Format: PDF
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In The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking, celebrated Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish offers a rich exploration of the process and culture of making low-budget, independent films. Once labelled a "cheerful subversive" by The New York Times, Mirvish shares his unfiltered pragmatic approach to scriptwriting, casting, directing, producing, managing a crew, post-production, navigating the film festival circuit, distributing your film, dealing with piracy and building a career. Readers will learn how to game the Hollywood system to their advantage, get their films accepted by respected festivals without going broke, and utilize a broad range of media and tactics to promote and distribute their work. A companion website features behind-the-scenes interviews and footage from Dan’s films, and much more. Learn everything you need to know to make, promote, and distribute your independent films, with time-tested lessons and practical advice on scriptwriting, casting and directing A-list actors, financing, producing, managing a crew, editing in post, creating visual effects on a budget, and successuflly navigating the film festival circuit Find out what it takes to become a true "cheerful subversive" and adopt new and innovative approaches to producing your films, discover hidden loopholes in the Hollywood system and festival scene, take advantage of a broad range of media formats to promote and distribute your indie films, and generally make bold moves in service of your creative work, all while staying flexible enough to pivot at a moment’s notice An extensive companion website features in-depth interviews with filmmakers, more than an hour of behind-the-scenes footage from Dan Mirvish’s films, festival resources, and much more

Think Outside the Box Office

Author: Jon Reiss
Publisher: Hybrid Cinema
ISBN: 9780982576205
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As the digital revolution has democratised film production, a new hybrid model of distribution is the way independent filmmakers can take control of their own distribution. This approach is not just DIY or Web-based - it combines the best techniques from each distribution arena, old and new. In Think Outside the Box Office, Reiss explains audience identification and targeting, negotiating split-rights agreements, the new role of film festivals and more.

Independent Feature Film Production

Author: Gregory Goodell
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312181178
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Supplies advice on the financing, writing, budgeting, casting, filming, editing, and distribution of a motion picture without the involvement of a major studio