The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers: A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers

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Taylor & Francis, 2011 - Law - 449 pages
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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.á

* 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?áSEE PAGE 222.á

áFind 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!

 

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Contents

CONTRACT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
21
PART III THE PRODUCTION COMPANY AND FINANCING YOUR MOVIE
33
PART IV DEVELOPMENT
74
PART V PREPRODUCTION
144
PART VI PRODUCTION
227
PART VII POSTPRODUCTION
258
PART VIII DISTRIBUTION
285
PART IX CONCLUSION
323
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND RESOURCES
419
NOTES
423
INDEX
432
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Thomas A. Crowell, Esq., is a New York-based lawyer who counsels his clients on a wide range of entertainment law and intellectual property rights issues, He graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, cum laude, and was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif¨the national legal honors society. For over a decade prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Crowell produced television news and award-winning children's entertainment. He is a member of the bars of NY, NJ, and the United States Supreme Court, For more information, please see www.thomascrowell.com.

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