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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Hollywood and the Law

Edited by: Paul McDonald, Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt, Philip Drake

ISBN13: 9781844574773
Published: November 2015
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99

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Since the earliest days of the cinema the law has influenced the conditions in which Hollywood films are made, sold, circulated or presented - from the talent contracts that enable a film to go into production, to the copyright laws that govern its distribution and the censorship laws that may block exhibition.

Equally, Hollywood has left its own impression on the American legal system by lobbying to expand the duration of copyright, providing a highly visible stage for contract disputes and representing the legal system on screen.

Media and Entertainment Law
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: On the Legal Lives of Hollywood
Eric Hoyt, Paul McDonald, Emily Carman, Philip Drake

1. One Law to Rule Them All: Copyright Goes Hollywood
Peter Decherney
2. The Changing Landscape of Trademark Law in Tinseltown: From Debbie Does Dallas to The Hangover
John Tehranian and Mark Bartholomew
3. Piracy and the Shadow History of Hollywood
Paul McDonald

4. The Preservation of Competition: Hollywood and Antitrust Law
Jennifer Porst
5. Controlling Content: Governmental Censorship, the Production Code and the Ratings System
Laura Wittern-Keller
6. Hollywood Embassies, Labour and Investment Laws, and Global Cinema Exhibition: Ross Melnick

7. Asset or Liability?: Hollywood and Tax Law
Eric Hoyt
8. Doing the Deal: Talent Contracts in Hollywood
Emily Carman and Philip Drake
9. Will Work for Screen Credit: Labour and the Law in Hollywood
Catherine Fisk Index