Hollywood Dealmaking: Negotiating Talent Agreements
A comprehensive guide to the process of making deals in the entertainment industry. Designed for independent producers, writers, actors, directors, agents, studio employees, financiers and film students, it presents negotiations techniques and strategies from seasoned professionals. It explains the interests of creative executives, producers, entertainment attorneys, agents and managers, major guilds, and the role that each plays in the deal-making process. The authors detail key issues in matters of copyright, net profits and back ends, gross and adjusted gross profits, deferments and box office bonuses, and more. The guide also defines the vocabulary for acquisition agreements and employment deals for actors, writers, directors, producers and crew members. Included are 12 sample contracts, checklists detailing essential deal points, and a directory of entertainment attorneys in New York and Los Angeles.
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