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The Screenwriter's Legal Guide : Screenwriter's Legal Guide - Stephen Breimer

The Screenwriter's Legal Guide

Screenwriter's Legal Guide

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Published: 27th March 2005
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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. • Includes current Writer's Guild minimums and recent legal development • "A book that should be in every screenwriter's library."--Syd Field, author of Selling a Screenplay • This replaces 1-58115-021-0

The screenwriter holds a unique position in Hollywoodp. 1
Contracts : a brief overviewp. 7
Option/purchase agreements : negotiating the pricep. 11
Option/purchase agreements : negotiable rightsp. 21
Option/purchase agreements : fixed compensationp. 49
Option/purchase agreements : contingent compensationp. 55
Option/purchase agreements : sequels, rewrites, and reversionsp. 77
Option/purchase agreements : other provisions to watch out forp. 95
Commissioned screenplaysp. 109
Commissioned teleplays : the television marketplacep. 127
Protecting your moneyp. 139
Copyright, ideas, and titlesp. 155
Works based on source materialp. 175
Collaboration agreementsp. 197
The Writers Guildp. 215
The role of the producerp. 289
The art of negotiationp. 297
Sample option/purchase agreementp. 305
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ISBN: 9781581153521
ISBN-10: 158115352X
Series: Screenwriter's Legal Guide
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27th March 2005
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised