Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers : A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers / Thomas A. Crowell

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ردمك 9780240808420
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شخص Crowell, Thomas A

العنوان Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers : A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers / Thomas A. Crowell
بيان الطبعة ed.1
بيانات النشر Burlington, MA: Elsevier/Focal Press, 2007.
الوصف المادي 342 p
المحتويات / النص

PART II. LEGAL BUILDING BLOCKS
Contract and Intellectual Property 
 COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 
What Is a Copyright? 
Exclusive Rights Under Copyright 
The Film Property 
 ISSUES IN FILM CONTRACTING 
Deal Points 
Who Are the Parties? 
What Are You Getting? 
What Are You Giving in Exchange for What You’re Getting? 
What Rights Do You Have or Are You Giving Up? 
What Promises Are Being Made? 
What Protections Do You Have? 
CONTENTS
What Rules Govern the Business Relationship
Between the Parties? 
What Happens When Something Goes Wrong? 
PART III. THE PRODUCTION COMPANY
Filmmaking Is a Business 
SETTING UP THE PRODUCTION COMPANY 
Business Concepts 
Types of Business Entities 
Loan-Out Companies 
 YOUR PROFESSIONAL TEAM 
Attorneys 
Accountants 
Insurance 
FINANCING YOUR MOVIE 
Pay for the Film Out of Pocket 
Debt 
Equity 
Investors and Securities Laws 
Step by Step: Securities Compliance 
PART IV. DEVELOPMENT
Creating, Acquiring, and Managing the Film Property
IDEA RIGHTS: (PROTECTING YOUR PITCHES AND
AVOIDING IDEA “THEFT”) 
Nondisclosure Agreements and Submission Releases 
Goals and Deals 
Deal Points: Submission Release 
Deal Points: Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) 
Law: Protecting Ideas and the “Novelty” Requirement 
Business Issues: Finances and Costs 
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Negotiation Tips and Tricks 
Step by Step: Protecting an Idea 
Follow-Up 
 CREATING A SCREENPLAY 
Writing the Screenplay by Yourself (Sole Authorship) 
Writing Collaboration (Writing Partners and Joint Authorship) 
Deal Points
The Writers Guild of America (WGA)
ACQUIRING SCREENPLAY RIGHTS
Buying Rights 
The Screenplay Option/Purchase 
Major Deal Points: The Option Agreement
Major Deal Points: The Purchase Agreemen
Hiring a Screenwriter 
Major Deal Points:Writer’s Services Agreement 
Screenplay Adaptations 
Major Deal Points: The Literary Property Acquisition Agreement
Life Story Rights 
Major Deal Points: Life Rights Consent and Release 
 CHAIN OF TITLE:THE CARE AND FEEDING
OF YOUR COPYRIGHT 
What is a Chain of Title? 
Copyright Searches and Permissions 
Copyright Registration 
©—The Copyright Notice 
Copyright Recordation, Assignments, and Transfers 
Certificate of Authorship 
PART V. PRE-PRODUCTION
 HIRING CAST AND CREW—A LOT OF LAW
TO WORRY ABOUT 
Federal and State Labor and Employment Laws – An Overview 
CONTENTS 
Unions 
Service Agreements 
Checklist: Elements of a Service Agreement 
 THE PRODUCER’S SERVICES AGREEMENT 
Major Deal Points: Producer’s Services Agreement 
 THE DIRECTOR’S SERVICE AGREEMENTS 
Major Deal Points: Director’s Services Agreement 
 CREW SERVICES AGREEMENT 
Major Deal Points: Crew’s Services Agreement 
 PERFORMERS 
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) 
The Performer’s Services Agreement 
Major Deal Points: Actor’s Services Agreement 
How to Get a Script to a SAG Actor 
PART VI. PRODUCTION
Quiet on the Set! 
 EXTRAS AND DEPICTION RELEASES 
Depiction Releases 
Caution – No Fraud or Misrepresentations Allowed! 
 LOCATIONS 
Why You Need a Location Release 
Getting Permission to Use a Location
Major Deal Points: Location Agreement 
 WHAT’S ON THE SET? 
On-Set IP Infringement 
Copyrights on the Set 
Major Deal Points: Artwork License 
Trademarks on the Set 
E&O and Other Contractual Obligations 
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PART VII. POST-PRODUCTION
It’s in the Can
 POST-PRODUCTION STAFF 
Hiring Post-Production Artists and Technicians Directly 
Artists and Technicians Provided by Post-Production Facilities 
 MUSIC 
Music Licensing 
Major Deal Points: Music Licensing Agreement 
Stock and Royalty-Free Music 
Commissioned Music 
Major Deal Points: Composer’s Services Agreement 
 FILM CLIPS AND STOCK FOOTAGE 
Stock Footage Company 
Movie Studio Footage 
Major Deal Points: The Film Clip License Agreement 
The National Archives 
 CREDITS & COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Copyright Notice and Disclaimer 
PART VIII. DISTRIBUTION
 SELLING YOUR FILM 
What Distributors Do 
Types of Distribution Deals 
The Money Pipeline 
How Does the Money Get from a Movie Theater to the
Producer Via a Net Distribution Deal? 
Distribution Rights Acquisition Agreement
Major Deal Points: Distribution Agreement
Tips for Attracting a Distributor
CONTENTS ix
IX. CONCLUSION
Law Library Appendices A–D 
The Law Library
APPENDIX A: A FILMMAKER’S GUIDE TO INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY LAW
 Copyright Law
 Right of Publicity
Violation of Privacy Rights
 Libel and Defamation
Moral Rights
APPENDIX B: A FILMMAKER’S GUIDE TO CONTRACT LAW
Contract Law: An Overview
APPENDIX C:THE CLAUSE COMPANION
APPENDIX D: A FILMMAKER’S GUIDE TO LABOR AND
EMPLOYMENT LAW
 Employee or Independent Contractor?
 Employee Responsibilities
 Child Labor Laws: California and New York