The Creative Artist's Legal Guide

Copyright, Trademark and Contracts in Film and Digital Media Production

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Author: William J. Seiter,Ellen Seiter

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300161190

Category: Law

Page: 244

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Demystifying the fundamental principles of intellectual property, this practical resource, essential for anyone trying to navigate today's rapidly changing media environment, provides creative artists with the legal concepts needed to deal safely with lawyers, agents, executives and others. Original.

The Craft of Criticism

Critical Media Studies in Practice

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Author: Michael Kackman,Mary Celeste Kearney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134749236

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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With contributions from 30 leading media scholars, this collection provides a comprehensive overview of the main methodologies of critical media studies. Chapters address various methods of textual analysis, as well as reception studies, policy, production studies, and contextual, multi-method approaches, like intertextuality and cultural geography. Film and television are at the heart of the collection, which also addresses emergent technologies and new research tools in such areas as software studies, gaming, and digital humanities. Each chapter includes an intellectual history of a particular method or approach, a discussion of why and how it was used to study a particular medium or media, relevant examples of influential work in the area, and an in-depth review of a case study drawn from the author's own research. Together, the chapters in this collection give media critics a complete toolbox of essential critical media studies methodologies.

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist

Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul

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Author: Caroll Michels

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1621536181

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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“Michels explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist.” —The New York Times “Michels is a tough but compassionate advocate, savvy in the ways of the world and the demands on artists in this materialistic society.” —The Miami Herald Written for fine artists ready to launch their careers as well as experienced artists who wish to relaunch their careers, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, Seventh Edition, an acclaimed guide, empowers artists to take control of their careers to create a fulfilling life and earn a decent income. In this newly revised edition, Caroll Michels continues to demystify the inner workings of the art world and challenge the status quo. New chapters discuss such topics as: New business models for artists: Going to the extreme The use of social media and website development as marketing and publicity tools and what does and doesn’t work The confusion between the “art-buying public” and the “general public” and their differences New suggestions for establishing and calculating prices for artwork Neighborhood gentrification and the growing challenges of securing a reasonably priced live/work space How dealers find artists, how to negotiate with dealers, and how to understand a dealer’s agenda Using her own experiences as an artist as well as the experiences of her clients, Michels crafts a must-read guidebook for anyone interested in embarking upon a successful career as an artist.

Dealmaking in the Film & Television Industry

From Negotiations to Final Contracts

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Author: Mark Litwak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 468

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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.

The Musician's Business and Legal Guide, Fifth Edition

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Author: Mark Halloran

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134848846

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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The Musician’s Business and Legal Guide provides vital information to help demystify the music business and the complex body of law that shapes it. This book answers such questions as how to protect name and copyright; what is and is not legal about sampling; what are the legal issues surrounding digital downloads and streaming; what are the jobs of managers, talent agents and publishers; what are common contractual relationship between independent and major labels. The new edition includes chapters not covered in depth by other books: social media law, TV talent shows, YouTube, and international copyright. As in previous editions, the book features clause-by-clause contract analyses for 360 record deals, music publishing, management, and producer agreements.

Hollywood Dealmaking

Negotiating Talent Agreements for Film, TV, and Digital Media (Third Edition)

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Author: Dina Appleton,Daniel Yankelevits

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1621536599

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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"I wish I could have had this book when I was starting out in the business. An invaluable reference work." —Alan Poul, producer, Westworld The legal resources of studios and networks are legendary, often intimidating independent producers, writers, actors, directors, agents, and others as they try to navigate through the maze of legal details. This invaluable reference presents the interests of talent as well as the point of view of creative executives, producers, entertainment attorneys, agents and managers, and major guilds—making clear the role that each plays in the dealmaking process. Readers will find expert insights to talent and production deals for television, feature film, video, and the Internet, as well as an in-depth overview of net profits and other forms of contingent compensation. Hollywood Dealmaking, Third Edition, also addresses digital and new platforms, changes resulting from new union agreements, and the evolution in feature film back-end (profit participation) deals. In addition, this comprehensive guide includes: Explanations of employment deals Details of rights acquisition Basics of copyright law Sample contracts and forms Glossary of industry lingo and terminology And much more! Peppered with facts on the deals of superstar players and with summaries in each section to clarify complex legal issues, Hollywood Dealmaking, Third Edition, is an essential resource for industry novices and veterans alike who want to sharpen their negotiation skills and finalize the deals they have been seeking.

Foolproof Filmmaking

Make a Movie That Makes a Profit

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Author: Andrew Stevens

Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC

ISBN: 1935212273

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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In Foolproof Filmmaking: Make a Movie That Makes a Profit, Stevens provides real-world examples and his own proven techniques for success that can turn passion into profit. He reveals and explains industry secrets no other book or film school does. The principles outlined in this book aren’t just theory, but practical application that filmmakers of all levels can use to succeed in today’s ever-changing marketplace. You will learn how to develop, negotiate, sell, finance, produce, distribute, cast and market a film that can make a profit, not a mistake. Stevens gets right to the point and cuts out all the filler. He details his proven TAP™ system of success (Trend + Analysis = Profit). This book contains numerous examples from Stevens’ previous films, including budget, schedule and pertinent contracts. Learn from a professional, not just a professor. This is the definitive book every filmmaker must have.

From Script to Screen: The Importance of Copyright in the Distribution of Films

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Author: World Intellectual Property Organization,Charles-Edouard Renault,Rob H. Aft

Publisher: WIPO

ISBN: 9280521829

Category: Law

Page: 150

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The objective of this publication is to introduce the novice filmmaker to the legal and business-related issues needed to participate in what is now a well-structured global marketplace for films. It provides a broad overview of the principles and standards currently observed and practiced in the film industry at the international level.

Love and the Law in Cervantes

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Author: Roberto González Echevarría

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300132045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Reality is multi-layered, asserts the Reverend John Polkinghorne, and in this insightful book he explores various dimensions of the human encounter with reality. Through a well-reasoned and logical process, Polkinghorne argues that reality consists not only of the scientific processes of the natural world but also the personal dimension of human nature and its significance. He offers an integrated view of reality, encompassing a range of insights deriving from physics' account of causal structure, evolutionary understanding of human nature, the unique significance of Jesus of Nazareth, and the human encounter with God. The author devotes further chapters to specific problems and questions raised by the Christian account of divine reality. He discusses, for example, the nature of time and God's relation to it, the interrelationship of the world's faiths, the problem of evil, and practical ethical issues relating to genetic advances, including stem cell research. Continuing in his pursuit of a dialogue between science and theology that accords equal weight to the insights of each, Polkinghorne expands our understanding of the nature of reality and our appreciation of its complexity.

"Partly Laws Common to All Mankind"

Foreign Law in American Courts

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Author: Jeremy Waldron

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300148658

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Should judges in United States courts be permitted to cite foreign laws in their rulings? In this book Jeremy Waldron explores some ideas in jurisprudence and legal theory that could underlie the Supreme Court's occasional recourse to foreign law, especially in constitutional cases. He argues that every society is governed not only by its own laws but partly also by laws common to all mankind (ius gentium). But he takes the unique step of arguing that this common law is not natural law but a grounded consensus among all nations. The idea of such a consensus will become increasingly important in jurisprudence and public affairs as the world becomes more globalized.

Content Rights for Creative Professionals

Copyrights and Trademarks in a Digital Age

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Author: Arnold P. Lutzker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240804848

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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Content Rights for Creative Professionals is for professionals and students working in all areas of media (film/video, photography, multimedia, web, graphics, and broadcast) who need to know what the law requires and how they should properly utilize copyrights and trademarks. This book outlines critical concepts and applies them with explanations in real-life applications, including many cases from the author's own practice as well as those of various media professionals. This 256 page text is a practical guide designed to provide its reader with a firm understanding of the principles underlying the ownership and use of content, so that when questions arise, they will be able to make correct, well-informed decisions whether concerning their personal works, or works of others that a company wishes to copyright or trademark. In addition, the reader will be more capable of exercising sound judgment in structuring employment and contract relationships and of acquiring and/or licensing works, which are at the core of the business of communicating. *Access to the most up-to-date copyright and trademark information *Provides a firm understanding of the priciniples underlying the ownership and use of content *Suits the perspective of the freelance artist as well as the in-house media professional

Insincere Promises

The Law of Misrepresented Intent

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Author: Ian Ayres,Gregory Klass

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300127133

Category: Law

Page: 316

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How can a promise be a lie? Answer: when the promisor never intended to perform the promise. Such incidences of promissory fraud are frequently litigated because they can result in punitive damages awards. And an insincere promisor can even be held criminally liable. Yet courts have provided little guidance about what the scope of liability should be or what proof should be required. This book—the first ever devoted to the analysis of promissory fraud—answers these questions. Filled with examples of insincere promising from the case law as well as from literature and popular culture, the book is an indispensable guide for those who practice or teach contract law. The authors explore what promises say from the perspectives of philosophy, economics, and the law. They identify four chief mistakes that courts make in promissory fraud cases. And they offer a theory for how courts and practitioners should handle promissory fraud cases.

Getting Permission

How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off

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Author: Richard Stim

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323146

Category: Law

Page: 528

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If you’re using copyrighted material, don’t get sued—get permission! Online or off, before you use some or all of a song, photo, book, or any other work covered by copyright law, you need to get permission first. If you don’t, you could end up facing legal action from the rights-holder. This easy-to-use book shows you how to get the rights you need, with step-by-step instructions and more than 30 forms. Find out when permission is required, who to ask, and when (and how much) you can expect to pay. Getting Permission explains: the copyright permission process the public domain (“free” content) how to figure out who owns a copyright website permissions the “fair use” rule school-related permissions license and merchandise agreements (including sample contracts and other forms) and much more. The 6th edition is updated with summaries of recent copyright and fair use cases, as well as dozens of real-life questions from the Dear Rich permissions blog. Downloadable forms available at nolo.com

The Professional Photographer's Legal Handbook

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Author: Nancy E. Wolff

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581158076

Category: Photography

Page: 272

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In this accessible and entertaining book, expert Nancy E. Wolff explains copyright, trademark, contracts, and privacy. Real-world examples of cases, laws, and news items torn from today’s headlines illustrate the most urgent legal situations faced by photographers: requirements, limits, and enforcement of copyright and trademark; fair use and public domain; first amendment considerations; the law of privacy and publicity; and many more issues. Detailed information on drafting contracts and licensing agreements is included. The imprimatur of the Picture Archive Council of America assures readers that the information is comprehensive and up to the minute. The Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook is an essential tool for everyone who works in photography—and everyone who wants to.

Entertainment Law and Practice

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Author: Jon M. Garon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611634648

Category: Law

Page: 931

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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.

Restoring the Power of Unions

It Takes a Movement

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Author: Julius G. Getman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300162936

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 381

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The Legal and Moral Rights of All Artists

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Author: Amelia V. Vetrone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595296831

Category: Art

Page: 140

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It may be said that the beauty of art comes from the struggle that is involved in creating it: struggle to hear the voice, struggle to understand the voice, struggle to express or articulate the voice, struggle to let others hear the voice, and struggle to protect what has been expressed. This book is about the last struggle-to legally protect what has been expressed by appreciating the struggle that has come before. The Legal and Moral Rights of All Artists is a clear, jargon-free explanation of the crucial concepts every artist needs to know, such as copyright, trademark, work-for-hire and other contract issues, as well as the all-important doctrine of moral rights. Drawing on the historical perspective of the artist as the core element of any created work, this book explains the protection available to artists, not only for their works but also for their vision, integrity, and reputation. Filled with anecdotes and practical advice, this book will be an important resource for everyone involved in the creative process.

Contracts for the Film & Television Industry

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Author: Mark Litwak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935247074

Category: Law

Page: 483

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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.