Clearance and Copyright

Clearance and Copyright Author Michael C. Donaldson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105063692664
Year 2003
Pages 398
Language en
Publisher
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This well-written legalese-free guide provides filmmakers with essential advice on almost every conceivable rights issues they might encounter -- from the initial acquisition of material through the situations encountered in pre-production, production, post production, and final release. Armed with this book, filmmakers can protect themselves and their work from disastrous legal actions and save thousands of dollars in legal fees. This is the first book devoted to the clearance and copyright issues that affect the film and video community, is a must read for all filmmakers -- especially producers, directors, and screenwriters -- whether they make features, shorts, documentaries, or music videos.

Developing Story Ideas

Developing Story Ideas Author Michael Rabiger
ISBN-10 9781317351474
Year 2016-07
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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The vast majority of screenplay and writing books that focus on story development have little to say about the initial concept that inspired the piece. Developing Story Ideas: The Power and Purpose of Storytelling, Third Edition provides writers with ideational tools and resources to generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms. Celebrated filmmaker and author Michael Rabiger demonstrates how to observe situations and themes in the writer’s own life experience, and use these as the basis for original storytelling.? This new edition has been updated with chapters on adaptation, improvisation, and cast collaboration’s roles in story construction, as well as a companion website featuring further projects, class assignments, instructor resources, and more. ? Gain the practical tools and resources? you need to spark your creativity and generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms, including screenplays, documentaries, novels, short stories, and plays Through hands-on, step-by-step exercises and group and individual assignments, learn to use situations and themes from your own life experience, dreams, myth, and the news as the basis for character-driven storytelling; harness methods of screenplay format, dialogue, plot structure, and character development that will allow your stories to reach their fullest potential

Hollywood Dealmaking

Hollywood Dealmaking Author Dina Appleton
ISBN-10 9781581157369
Year 2013-12-13
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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A guide to negotiating a deal for film, television, or new media that covers key players, terminology, option-purchase rights, creating employment deals, working out distribution deals and rights, specifying net profit and box-office bonuses, and other related topics.

Make Your Movie

Make Your Movie Author Barbara Freedman Doyle
ISBN-10 9781136072291
Year 2012-08-06
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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This book is for anyone interested in the business of breaking into the movies. Learn who the key players are when it comes to getting a movie made and how to navigate the politics of filmmaking from start to finish, from first pitch to filling movie seats.

The Complete Film Production Handbook

The Complete Film Production Handbook Author Eve Light Honthaner
ISBN-10 9781136053061
Year 2013-09-23
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production--from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements. Even if you know what you're doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you're not already working in film production, but think you'd like to be, read the book -- and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you'll know what to expect, you'll be prepared, and you'll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out. New topics and information in the fourth edition include: * Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts * Information specific to television production and commercials * The industry's commitment to go green and how to do it * Coverage of new travel and shipping regulations * Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout

Clearance Copyright

Clearance   Copyright Author Michael C. Donaldson
ISBN-10 1879505983
Year 2008
Pages 507
Language en
Publisher
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Now extensively revised, updated, and expanded, "Clearance and Copyright" is the industry-standard guide to almost every conceivable rights issue that filmmakers, video-makers, and television producers might encounter: from the initial acquisition of material through the rights situations that arise during pre-production, production, post-production and release. Legalese-free, well-written, it's a must-read for all producers, directors, and writers -- whether they make feature films, shorts, documentaries, television programs, music videos, or Internet content -- and those who advise them. Armed with this book, you can protect yourself and your work from disastrous legal actions and save thousands of dollars in attorney fees. You can even learn how to save money by exercising your rights to use certain materials without paying anyone.

Dealmaking in the Film Television Industry

Dealmaking in the Film   Television Industry Author Mark Litwak
ISBN-10 OSU:32437122839315
Year 2009
Pages 468
Language en
Publisher
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Dealmaking—the popular, award-winning “self-defense” book for everyone working in the film and television industry—is now updated to include the latest legal rulings and entertainment technology developments. Addressing a general, non-attorney readership, it is a fascinating, highly accessible guide to current entertainment law's peculiarities, “creative” practices, and practical applications. Armed with Dealmaking, filmmakers can save themselves thousands of dollars in legal fees as they navigate the shark-infested waters of the entertainment business. Whether you're a producer, writer, director, or actor, Mark Litwak will help you make the most of your business dealings while steering you clear of the many contractual traps that may await you.

Contracts for the Film Television Industry

Contracts for the Film   Television Industry Author Mark Litwak
ISBN-10 1935247077
Year 2012
Pages 483
Language en
Publisher
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Contracts for the Film and Television Industry is an invaluable collection of sample entertainment contracts accompanied by legalese-free discussions of their key concepts and terms. The third edition of this popular handbook is revised and expanded (adding 18 new contracts) making it the ultimate entertainment-law guide for all independent filmmakers, who, armed with it, can save themselves thousands of dollars in legal fees. Contracts for the Film and Television Industry contains 80 contracts covering: Basic provisions of entertainment contracts; Depiction and copyright releases; Literary submissions and sales; Artist employment; Collaborations; Music; Financing; Production; Distribution and exhibition; Merchandising; Retainers; and much more, including a glossary of relevant terms.

Writing Directing and Producing Documentary Films and Videos Fourth Edition

Writing  Directing  and Producing Documentary Films and Videos  Fourth Edition Author Alan Rosenthal
ISBN-10 9780809387724
Year 2007-06-26
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher SIU Press
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As Alan Rosenthal states in the preface to this new edition of his acclaimed resource for filmmakers, Writing, Directing, and Producing Documentary Films and Videos is “a book about storytelling—how to tell great and moving stories about fascinating people, whether they be villains or heroes.” In response to technological advances and the growth of the documentary hybrid in the past five years, Rosenthal reconsiders how one approaches documentary filmmaking in the twenty-first century. Simply and clearly, he explains how to tackle day-to-day problems, from initial concept through distribution. He demonstrates his ideas throughout the book with examples from key filmmakers’ work. New aspects of this fourth edition include a vital new chapter titled "Making Your First Film," and a considerable enlargement of the section for producers, "Staying Alive," which includes an extensive discussion of financing, marketing, festivals, and distribution. This new edition offers a revised chapter on nonlinear editing, more examples of precise and exacting proposals, and the addition of a complex budget example with explanation of the budgeting process. Discussion of documentary hybrids, with suggestions for mastering changes and challenges, has also been expanded, while the “Family Films” chapter includes updated information that addresses rapid expansion in this genre.

The American Bar Association s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking

The American Bar Association s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking Author Michael C. Donaldson
ISBN-10 1627229272
Year 2015-06-07
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Amer Bar Assn
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This book is the perfect resource for burgeoning film artists with an idea, in need of a guide to get them through inception. It s a practical, prescriptive book with all the contracts, employment and nondisclosure agreements, and licensing deals you ll need. Each chapter contains a general road map for the phase of filmmaking covered by that chapter, including the relevant forms and contracts, which come with plenty of explanatory info and some select negotiating tips."

Fearless Negotiating

Fearless Negotiating Author Donaldson
ISBN-10 0070659117
Year 2007
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill Education
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Negotiation is the crux of every crucial exchange. With humorous insight, Michael Donaldson shares the negotiation secrets that have made him one of the entertainment industry's most sought-afterlawyers and a respected consultant and leader among independent filmmakers and actors. He shows how to set goals (the Wish), push for results (the Want), and draw the line (the Walk)-and to cast aside the stresses and difficulties of the negotiation process.

Film Editing

Film Editing Author Gael Chandler
ISBN-10 9781615930289
Year 2009-10-01
Pages 193
Language en
Publisher Michael Wiese Productions
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"Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know" makes the invisible art of editing visible by using nearly 600 colorful frames from popular, recent films. Written by an editor and the author of "Cut by Cut: How to Edit your Film or Vi

Producing Financing and Distributing Film

Producing  Financing and Distributing Film Author Paul A. Baumgarten
ISBN-10 0879101075
Year 1992
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
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(Limelight). The original edition of this book, long out of print, was published almost 20 years ago. The decades since then have brought enormous changes to the business side of moviemaking, requiring that the new edition be totally rewritten. This is, then, a brand new book and one that has been most eagerly awaited. In it, three experts in entertainment law carefully explain the complex procedures involved in bringing a film to the screen, from acquiring rights and financing, to negotiating workable agreements with artists and craftspeople, to distributing and exhibiting the finished motion picture. Clear, concise, and above all authoritative, this book cuts a pathway through a jungle and is an essential reference for the teacher of film, the independent producer, the would-be filmmaker, and anyone interested in the business of making movies.

Winter Blues Fourth Edition

Winter Blues  Fourth Edition Author Norman E. Rosenthal
ISBN-10 9781462505746
Year 2012-09-17
Pages 353
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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"A 'landmark book.'"--The New York Times *When the dark days of winter approach, do you feel sluggish and slow? Is it a struggle to get out of bed each morning? *Do you have difficulty focusing at work or in relationships, feel down in the dumps, or, worse still, get really depressed? *Does it get harder than ever to stick to a healthy diet and control your weight? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may be one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Picking up this book is the first step toward feeling more energized, productive, and alive--all year long. Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal's engaging, compassionate style and rich store of scientific wisdom have made this trusted guide a perennial bestseller. Dr. Rosenthal explains how to evaluate your own level of seasonality, get the most out of light boxes and other effective self-help options, and make informed decisions about antidepressants and psychotherapy. The thoroughly updated fourth edition features a new chapter on different meditation practices and their benefits. Packed with information and insights, this is a tried-and-true survival kit for weathering the winter blues. See also Dr. Rosenthal's Winter Blues Survival Guide, a step-by-step workbook that helps you craft a customized SAD treatment plan.