The American Bar Association s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking

Author: Michael C. Donaldson
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627229272
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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."

The American Bar Association s Legal Guide to Video Game Development

Author: Ross Dannenberg
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627229289
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is the perfect resource for burgeoning video game creators with an idea, in need of a guide for taking an idea and creating a product, from beginning to end. It s a practical, prescriptive form book with all the forms and agreements you ll need. It s a practical, prescriptive book perfect for entertainment and intellectual property lawyers; established video game developers; art, design, trade, and law schools; or just burgeoning artists with an idea."

The Screenwriter s Legal Guide

Author: Stephen Breimer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1581159978
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This authoritative guide will help both fledgling and established writers to negotiate the best deal, protect their work, and get fair compensation for it. One of the most powerful entertainment lawyers in Hollywood provides easy-to-understand, expert advice on all the legal issues involved in the business of screenwriting. He gives an enlightening explanation of the screenwriter's position in the industry and then provides a thorough discussion of contracts, options, and working with agents and lawyers. This book shows screenwriters what to give up as a lost cause and what to hold out for.

You and Your Aging Parents

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Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 0375723013
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this timely new book, the professionals at the ABA provide comprehensive, clear, and practical guidance on how to plan for and secure aging parents' financial and emotional well-being. The guide covers topics including housing, healthcare, power of attorney, and more.

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

Author: Thomas A. Crowell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136067493
Format: PDF, ePub
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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. * 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? SEE PAGE 222. Find 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!

Entertainment Law and Business Third Edition

Author: Jay Shanker
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1578232589
Format: PDF, ePub
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Entertainment Law and Business is a handy resource for both the experienced and novice practitioner. It provides a broad survey of the entire industry and creative rights laws. It includes incisive summaries of all of the important areas of creative rights law: copyrights, the protection of ideas, trademark, publicity and privacy, and the major international treaties. It also provides an overview of all the major fields of entertainment (and related field of interest for entertainment practitioners) along with illustrative agreements. This is not an esoteric academic treatise. The book aims to aid the practitioner in the practical aspects of entertainment. Hence, the authors have attempted to highlight the key features of the major agreements in each field. They provide insights not only into what the individual provisions of the agreement attempts to regulate, but also the concerns that lie behind those provisions. They point to the types of negotiating strategies important in each agreement, passing on their experience to the practitioner. All of the accompanying sample forms and documents are conveniently included on CD-ROM in RTF (Rich Text Format). RTF allows the user to open each sample clause for use/editing in either Microsoft Word or Corel Wordperfect. Value Package

Immigration Law

Author: Marc R. Generazio
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781616320812
Format: PDF, Docs
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A comprehensive guide to the complex United States immigration system, ABA Fundamentals' Immigration Law: A Guide to Laws and Regulations is the essential book for lawyers working in the immigration field, people applying for immigration benefits, students studying U.S. immigration laws, corporate counselors, police officers, and community groups.

Clearance Copyright

Author: Michael C. Donaldson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781879505988
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Organizational Ombudsman

Author: Charles L. Howard
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604427783
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides a detailed rationale for the creation of ombudsman offices; suggestions for structuring and documenting an ombudsman program and how to address issues that arise in litigation; a comprehensive presentation of various legal issues associated with organizational ombudsman programs;and numerous examples of how ombudsmen function in their organizations to illustrate how they are effective in addressing issues that people would not otherwise raise.

Entertainment Law and Practice

Author: Jon M. Garon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781611634648
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This casebook provides a comprehensive survey of the primary entertainment law practice areas, including motion pictures, music, social media, television, and cultural arts. It addresses both the practical aspects of entertainment and the fundamental underpinnings of entertainment law. Built on a solid theoretical basis for each topic, the materials integrate problems and examples of the cutting edge issues transforming entertainment and technology law practice. This casebook is uniquely balanced to address and integrate the need to teach the practitioner's issues with the jurisprudential framework necessary to make the course appropriate to the law school curriculum.