The Biz

The Basic Business, Legal, and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry

Author: Schuyler M. Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935247043

Category: Law

Page: 396

View: 1281

Today's film industry is a legal and financial obstacle course that independent film-makers must learn to master. the most comprehensive guide to negotiating that obstacle course is 'The Biz', a highly accessible overview of the industry's important business, legal and financial aspects. Filled with industry-savvy advice, it clearly explains: Raising financing; Business structuring securities laws; Budgeting essentials dealing with the guilds loans; Completion guarantees distribution deals calculating net profits; In-industry accounting practices and contingent payments; Copyright, publicity, and trademark laws; Screen credits and talent demands; Litigation problems; Bankruptcy; Taxation of film companies; Internet distribution of films; Film-industry business jargon ... and much more. The book also includes a dozen useful sample forms and agreements. This 4th Edition comprehensively updates all chapters.

The Biz

The Basic Business, Legal, and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry in a Digital World

Author: Schuyler M. Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935247180

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8553

Today's film industry is a legal and financial obstacle course that independent filmmakers must learn to master. The most comprehensive guide to negotiating that obstacle course is The Biz, a highly accessible overview of the industry's important business, legal, and financial aspects. Filled with industry-savvy advice, it clearly explains [€[raising financing [€[business structuring [€[securities laws [€[budgeting essentials [€[dealing with the guilds [€[loans [€[completion guarantees [€[distribution deals [€[video on demand [€[virtual reality [€[calculating net profits [€[film-industry accounting practices and contingent payments [€[copyright, publicity, and trademark laws [€[screen credits and talent demands [€[litigation problems [€[bankruptcy [€[taxation of film companies [€[film-industry business jargon ]€]and much more, including many useful sample forms and agreements. The 5th Edition adds much new material, including the most current information on video on demand and virtual reality, the thoro
Business & Economics

Taxation of the Entertainment Industry

Author: Schuyler M. Moore

Publisher: CCH

ISBN: 9780808019268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 4643

Taxation of the Entertainment Industry (Ninth Edition) is an insightful treatise that helps practitioners spot unique issues before they become problems, interpret rules and regulations correctly, make business decisions that lower taxes, and ensure compliance with the law. This valuable reference by expert practitioner and author, Schuyler Moore, provides in-depth treatment of the taxation of film and television industries, including music and sports. It provides insights on proven strategies and techniques for achieving solid bottom-line results for those practitioners with clients within the entertainment industry.
Performing Arts

Movie Money

Understanding Hollywood's (creative) Accounting Practices

Author: Bill Daniels,David Leedy,Steven D. Sills

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879505865

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 297

View: 1666

The distribution of a motion's picture s "profits" is, for most filmmakers, a murky, labyrinthine domain ruled by studio/distributor accountants and lawyers. "Movie Money" unravels, demystifies, and clearly explains the film industry's unique, arcane creative accounting practices. It examines a film's various revenue-consuming components and presents numerous film-industry definitions of gross and net profits and the many ways in which these figures are calculated. It also provides in-depth discussions of various aspects of profit participation terminology, accounting practices, and deal practices along with chapters on audits, claims, and negotiating tips and tricks. This Second Edition greatly expands the first edition's coverage of basic cable providers and new rulings regarding motion picture industry financial reporting practices and new material on vertical integration (i.e., studio self-dealing).

This Business of Television

Author: Howard J. Blumenthal,Oliver R. Goodenough

Publisher: Billboard Books

ISBN: 0823077632

Category: Law

Page: 568

View: 1457

Broad in scope and rich in detail, This Business of Television has been the essential sourcebook for producers, writers, broadcasters, network executives, and other television professionals since the first edition was published in 1991. And as the television business continues to evolve, This Business of Television evolves along with it. This comprehensive guide to the legal, economic, and production aspects of the industry has been completely revised and restructured to reflect the rapid changes in television today, both domestically and internationally. A user's guide to television contracts, plus directories of associations, government agencies, and producers and distributors, make this book an invaluable resource for anyone involved with—or simply interested in—the business of television. • Practical and comprehensive—the only book of its kind! • More than 300 American colleges and universities have television curriculums • Revised edition focuses on the changing world market for television • Replaces ISBN 0-8230-7704-7 •
Performing Arts

Hollywood Dealmaking

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

Author: Dina Appleton,Daniel Yankelevits

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1621536599

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 8259

"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.
Business & Economics

43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film

A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance

Author: John W. Cones

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809387395

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 2823

John W. Cones has updated his now classic 43 Ways toFinance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance with a substantially reorganized and expanded third edition. An essential reference guide for film professionals on every side of film financing, 43 Ways answers the question that every filmmaker and producer ultimately faces, the issue that can make or break any venture into the film industry: How do I finance my feature film? The third edition includes updated information and coverage of new options for financing. In his clear and concise style and with expertise amassed over his nearly twenty years of experience in the film finance industry, Cones breaks financing options down into six main areas: gifts and grants, investor financing, domestic government subsidies and tax incentive programs, lender financing, international finance options, and studio or industry financing. Beginning with the forms of financing most likely to be accessible to independent feature film producers, Cones proceeds to other forms that become increasingly available as the producer’s career matures. As an objective adviser, Cones provides specific, concise information regarding the many possible financing strategies and lists the distinct pros and cons of each strategy. This guide covers the options for film financing in rich detail so that even first-time producers and filmmakers will be able to make educated and informed decisions about the best approaches to financing their films. An extensive bibliography contains additional information about each form of film finance. Cones also counters much of the bad advice being provided by pseudoprofessional film finance consultants and points out scams that may separate unwary film producers from their money. Although the book focuses on financing feature films, much of its information is relevant to the financing of other kinds of projects, such as short films, documentaries, videos, and multimedia and theatrical endeavors. Anyone considering making or investing in a feature film will be well served by this practical and helpful guide.

The Screenwriter's Legal Guide

Third Edition

Author: Stephen Breimer

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581159978

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 3348

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.
Business & Economics

Entertainment Industry Economics

A Guide for Financial Analysis

Author: Harold L. Vogel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316062074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 7891

The entertainment and media industries, already important sectors of the US economy, continue to grow rapidly in other countries around the world. This ninth edition of Entertainment Industry Economics continues to be the definitive source on the economics of film, music, television, advertising, broadcasting, cable, casino and online wagering, publishing, performing arts and culture, toys and games, sports, and theme parks. It synthesizes a vast amount of data to provide a clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date reference guide on the economics, financing, accounting, production, and marketing of entertainment in the United States and overseas. Completely updated, it includes new sections on price effects, art markets, and Asian gaming. Financial analysts and investors, economists, industry executives, accountants, lawyers, regulators and legislators, and journalists, as well as students preparing to join these professionals, will benefit from this invaluable guide on how the entertainment and media industries operate.
Performing Arts

Hollywood 101

The Film Industry

Author: Frederick Levy

Publisher: Renaissance Books

ISBN: 9781429955256

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 5053

Looking for a career in the film business? Look no further. Making it in Hollywood is possible. But only if you have a workable strategy. When author Frederick Levy launched his own fledgling career, he didnt' know a soul in the business. But that didn't stop him and it doesn't have to stop you. Hollywood 101 is a complete game plan for getting your foot in the door of the film industry. With fascinating inside stories and advice from key players, it takes you step-by-step up the ladder of success. Whether you aspire to be a producer, director, writer, talent agent, and any other behind-the-camera professional, this is the one book you need to turn your "reel" dreams into reality!

The Movie Business Book

Author: Jason E Squire

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317221583

Category: Art

Page: 628

View: 7248

Drawing from a variety of experts in an industry that has seen major disruptions and technology advancements since the third edition, The Movie Business Book offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of this fascinating, global business. A must-read for film students and industry newcomers, this new edition features key movers and shakers, such as filmmaker-actor Jay Duplass, (The Puffy Chair, Cyrus), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Bourne Identity), National Amusements President Shari E. Redstone, Warner Bros. Pictures Worldwide Marketing Executive Vice President Blair Rich, and many others. A definitive sourcebook, it covers the nuts-and-bolts details about financing, revenue streams, marketing, globalization, micro-budgets and much more.
Performing Arts

So You Want to Be a Producer

Author: Lawrence Turman

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 030754690X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 6660

Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than forty films, including The Graduate, The River Wild, Short Circuit, and American History X, and Endowed Chair of the famed Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California, answers these questions and many more. Examining all the nuts and bolts of production, such as raising money and securing permissions, finding a story and developing a script, choosing a director, hiring actors, and marketing your project, So You Want to Be a Producer is a must-have resource packed with insider information and first-hand advice from top Hollywood producers, writers, and directors, offering invaluable help for beginners and professionals alike. Including a comprehensive case study of Turman’s film The Graduate, this complete guide to the movie industry’s most influential movers and shakers brims with useful tips and contains all the information you need to take your project from idea to the big screen. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Performing Arts

Distribution Revolution

Conversations about the Digital Future of Film and Television

Author: Kurt Sutter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520283244

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 9616

Distribution Revolution is a collection of interviews with leading film and TV professionals concerning the many ways that digital delivery systems are transforming the entertainment business. These interviews provide lively insider accounts from studio executives, distribution professionals, and creative talent of the tumultuous transformation of film and TV in the digital era. The first section features interviews with top executives at major Hollywood studios, providing a window into the big-picture concerns of media conglomerates with respect to changing business models, revenue streams, and audience behaviors. The second focuses on innovative enterprises that are providing path-breaking models for new modes of content creation, curation, and distribution—creatively meshing the strategies and practices of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. And the final section offers insights from creative talent whose professional practices, compensation, and everyday working conditions have been transformed over the past ten years. Taken together, these interviews demonstrate that virtually every aspect of the film and television businesses is being affected by the digital distribution revolution, a revolution that has likely just begun. Interviewees include: • Gary Newman, Chairman, 20th Century Fox Television • Kelly Summers, Former Vice President, Global Business Development and New Media Strategy, Walt Disney Studios • Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Warner Bros. Entertainment • Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix • Felicia D. Henderson, Writer-Producer, Soul Food, Gossip Girl • Dick Wolf, Executive Producer and Creator, Law & Order
Performing Arts

The Business of Media Distribution

Monetizing Film, TV and Video Content in an Online World

Author: Jeff Ulin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136070699

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 580

View: 3650

First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Business & Economics

Film Finance & Distribution

A Dictionary of Terms

Author: John W. Cones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879505124

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 566

View: 1692

Film Finance and Distribution defines those thorny legal and financial terms that often elude novice filmmakers and impede their attempts to secure financing and distribution. The entries provide commentary on approaches to film finance and distribution, definitions of production and post-production technical terms, definitions of unique film-industry practices and procedures in a variety of areas, and an extensive cross-referencing of terms. Cones offers definitions and advice.This dictionary's harrowing journey through the depths of studio 'creative accounting' is both revealing and frightening -- a must read for all filmmakers. -- Richard F. Brophy, producer
Business & Economics

Think Outside the Box Office

The Ultimate Guide to Film Distribution and Marketing for the Digital Era

Author: Jon Reiss

Publisher: Hybrid Cinema

ISBN: 9780982576205

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

View: 6837

As the digital revolution has democratised film production, a new hybrid model of distribution is the way independent filmmakers can take control of their own distribution. This approach is not just DIY or Web-based - it combines the best techniques from each distribution arena, old and new. In Think Outside the Box Office, Reiss explains audience identification and targeting, negotiating split-rights agreements, the new role of film festivals and more.
Performing Arts

Producing, Financing and Distributing Film

Author: Paul A. Baumgarten,Mark Fleischer

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879101077

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

View: 1509

(Limelight). The original edition of this book, long out of print, was published almost 20 years ago. The decades since then have brought enormous changes to the business side of moviemaking, requiring that the new edition be totally rewritten. This is, then, a brand new book and one that has been most eagerly awaited. In it, three experts in entertainment law carefully explain the complex procedures involved in bringing a film to the screen, from acquiring rights and financing, to negotiating workable agreements with artists and craftspeople, to distributing and exhibiting the finished motion picture. Clear, concise, and above all authoritative, this book cuts a pathway through a jungle and is an essential reference for the teacher of film, the independent producer, the would-be filmmaker, and anyone interested in the business of making movies.

The Business of Television

Author: Ken Basin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351254162

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 6642

In this book, esteemed television executive and Harvard lecturer Ken Basin offers a comprehensive overview of the business, financial, and legal structure of the U.S. television industry, as well as its dealmaking norms. Written for working or aspiring creative professionals who want to better understand the entertainment industry — as well as for executives, agents, managers, and lawyers looking for a reference guide — The Business of Television presents a readable, in-depth introduction to rights and talent negotiations, intellectual property, backend deals, licensing, streaming platforms, international production, and much more. The book also includes breakdowns after each chapter summarizing deal points and points of negotiation, a glossary, a list of referenced cases, and a wealth of real-world examples to help readers put the material into context.
Business & Economics

The Independent Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide

Financing, Shooting, and Distributing Independent and Digital Films

Author: Jon M. Garon

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569763976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 4718

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.
Business & Economics

The Big Picture

The Fight for the Future of Movies

Author: Ben Fritz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544789768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3240

A chronicle of the massive transformation in Hollywood since the turn of the century and the huge changes yet to come, drawing on interviews with key players, as well as documents from the 2014 Sony hack