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Media Production Agreements: A User's Guide for Film and Programme Makers

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ISBN13: 9780415136686
ISBN: 0415136687
Published: October 1996
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £93.99

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This reference tool for film, television and video producers has been written specifically for all those involved in the media industry. Providing legal information and advice on the structuring of deals and negotiated agreements, this guide identifies potential pitfalls in the drafting and arrangement of contracts and proposals.

It also contains legal agreements which independent producers, writers and all those involved in the film and television industry are faced with at the outset of a project. Typical agreements and sample contracts are presented in the text and practical explanatory notes provide clarification, caveats and advice.

Contracts and agreements discussed include:-

  • option and literary purchase;
  • writer's and directors agreement;
  • co-production agreement;
  • distribution agreement;
  • location agreement;
  • non-disclosure agreement;
  • release from a living person;
  • release for extras;
  • name product and logo release agreement;
  • license to reproduce still photographs.

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Media and Entertainment Law
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1. Literary sale - Option and literary purchase. Photo release.
2. Collaboration - Screenwriter collaboration. Joint venture. Dissolution. Co-production. Foreign co-production.
3. Financing - Finder. Limited partnership. Prospectus.
4. Production - Line producer employment agreement. Casting director employment. Crew deal memo. Production services. Location.
5. Artist employment - Writer employment agreement (theatrical WGGB). Writer employment agreement (low-budget, non-union). Director employment agreement. Actor employment agreement (UK union). Actor employment agreement (low-budget, non-union). Extra agreement. Extra release.
6. Music - TV music rights license. Composer agreement, low budget. Soundtrack.
7. Depiction releases - Depiction release, reversion. Depiction release, option. Depiction release, documentary short form. Photo release.
8. Distribution - Theatrical acquisition/distribution. Home video. Cable television.
9. Merchandising - Product release. License agreement.
10. Retainer - Agent. Solicitor.
Glossary of terms.