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Media Law : A User's Guide for Film and Programme Makers - Rhonda Baker

Media Law

A User's Guide for Film and Programme Makers

Hardcover Published: 27th October 1994
ISBN: 9780415136709
Number Of Pages: 292

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From concept to distribution, those involved in film and programme making come into contact with many legal topics. Copyright, moral rights, contract law, libel and slander, employment law, tax law, obscenity and indecency laws, contempt of court and even Official Secrets Act are many perplexing areas of the law that need to be understood and dealt with during the completion of a project. This User's Guide sets these difficult areas of the law in context and tackles them in practice to acquaint film and programme makers with useful, practical insight into potential problem areas. In accessible non-legal language the book takes a logical approach through a deal-acquiring rights in literary and other material, developing and adapting that material to production stage, raising finance for development and production, concluding agreements with financiers, contracting cast and crew, securing locations, obtaining insurance and exploiting the finished production. It also includes an advisory section on setting up and running a company.

Introductionp. 1
The businessp. 4
The ideap. 20
The dealp. 32
Developmentp. 49
Financingp. 86
Production and financing agreementsp. 110
Hiring and firingp. 125
Rights clearances Ip. 135
Rights clearances IIp. 162
Completion guarantees and production insurancesp. 187
Script and content clearancep. 201
Distribution agreementsp. 220
Secondary exploitationp. 233
Legal proceedingsp. 246
Appendix A: Professional bodies and useful contactsp. 253
Appendix B: Recommended reference materialsp. 256
Appendix C: Recommended reference booksp. 257
Appendix D: Release to be signed by individuals permitting fictionalizationp. 258
Appendix E: Analysis of typical provisions in production and financing agreementsp. 261
Appendix F: Summary of the Broadcasting (Independent Productions) Order 1991 ('the Order')p. 274
Appendix G: Inducement letterp. 277
Appendix H: Release formp. 280
Appendix I: Definition of distribution expensesp. 282
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780415136709
ISBN-10: 0415136709
Series: Blueprint Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 27th October 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 18.09  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1