Focal Press Book: The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers: A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers (2nd Edition)

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Focal Press Book: The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers: A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers (2nd Edition)
Key Features
  • Author - Thomas A. Crowell, Esq.
  • Paperback: 452 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Published: January 6, 2011
The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers: A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers (2nd Edition), a book published by Focal Press, is an indispensible, quick-reference guide to legal issues related to filmmaking, written by Thomas A. Crowell, Esq., a TV producer–turned–entertainment lawyer. He writes in plain English (for filmmakers!), not in legalese. The book is the next best thing to having an entertainment attorney on retainer – and slightly more affordable.
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The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers: A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers (2nd Edition), a book published by Focal Press, is an indispensible, quick-reference guide to legal issues related to filmmaking, written by Thomas A. Crowell, Esq., a TV producer–turned–entertainment lawyer. He writes in plain English (for filmmakers!), not in legalese. The book is the next best thing to having an entertainment attorney on retainer – and slightly more affordable.

The book is really three volumes in one: a handy manual on film contracts, a step-by-step guide to critical legal issues on and off the set, and a quick reference on copyright and intellectual property issues. The second edition has been expanded to address contemporary issues such as DIY Internet distribution via electronic download, Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, and more.

Author Thomas A. Crowell is the Director of the Indie Film Clinic at Cardozo Law School. He has taught film and media law courses at Seton Hall Law School and School of Visual Arts, and beginning in 2007 has presented seminars at New York Comic Con on protecting your work.

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Paperback

Updated for the Second Edition

Expanded to include 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)
Revised and updated to cover Internet distribution, webisodes, and production services agreements
Updated case law
Even more charts and graphics to help you find the information you need even more quickly

Contents

Pre-Production: Getting Started; Development; Getting the Rights; Financing; Pre-Production
Production: The Production Office; Legal Issues on the Set; Shooting Permits; Child Actors; Intellectual Property; Shooting Schedules; Location Damage; Personal Injury; Transportation and Accommodations; Overtime and Overages
Post-Production: Editing; Music Licensing; Reshoots and Doubling; Looping and ADR; Animation, Titles, and Special Effects; Laboratory Agreements; DISTRIBUTION; Distributors; Chain of Title and Deliverables; Net Profits; Royalties, Accounting, and Audits; Marketing and Promotion; Ancillary Rights; Assignment of Rights
Legal Tailor: Appendix A: Contracts; Appendix B: Intellectual Property Law; Appendix C: Business Entities; Legal Resources; Index

Focal Press 9780240813189 Specs

Pages452
PublisherFocal Press
SubjectBusiness & Marketing
AuthorThomas A. Crowell, Esq.
FormatPaperback
ISBN Number9780240813189
Date PublishedJanuary 6, 2011
EditionSecond
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.9 x 6 x 0.9"
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