The Independent Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide

The Independent Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide

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Preparing independent or guerrilla filmmakers for the legal, financial, and organizational questions that can doom a project if unanswered, this guide demystifies issues such as developing a concept, founding a film company, obtaining financing, securing locations, casting, shooting, granting screen credits, distributing, exhibiting, and marketing a film. Updated to include digital marketing and distribution strategies through YouTube or webisodes, it also anticipates the problems generated by a blockbuster hit: sound tracks, merchandizing, and licensing. Six appendices provide sample contracts, copyright forms and circulars, Writer's Guild of America definitions for writing credits, and studio contact information.Although many parties to the financing of the film will rely on the budget, the filmmaker may not find it helpful to disclose ... Nonetheless, no-budget films, such as Kevin Smitha#39;s Clerks or Robert Rodrigueza#39;s El Mariachi, do create a certain rough ambience about them. ... As a result, while independent filmmakers often want to create the impression that their film cost more than it did when selling it, theyanbsp;...

Title:The Independent Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide
Author:Jon M. Garon
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2009-06-01


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