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Film law encompasses legal agreements, services and negotiations including, but not limited to the following examples:

  • Business and corporate setup
  • Cast and crew agreements
  • Copyrights
  • Counseling and representing producers, writers, actors, directors,
    and crafts-persons
  • Credit disputes
  • Film finance agreement
  • Finder’s fee agreements
  • Life story rights agreements
  • Location agreements
  • Merchandising
  • Option agreements and other matters relating to underlying rights
  • Privacy, publicity and defamation issues
  • Product placement agreements
  • Production, finance and distribution agreements
  • Rights clearance
  • Securities regulations (state and federal)- of film financing
  • Trademarks
  • Title rights
  • Title searches and interpretation
  • Union and guild matters

Film Production: Financing and Investment Issues
by Art Smith and Nicole Weaver

Film financing is one of the most difficult and least understood challenges facing a producer and it is fraught with perils for the unwary. Many independent film producers
find themselves caught in the “Producer’s Paradox” namely: “You can’t sign talent and develop your screenplay without financing, but you can’t obtain financing without talent and a polished script.” Given that most film producers do not want to use their personal assets to fund their films, the most important issue for many producers is how to finance their film project with other people’s money....

  • A business plan IS NOT a Private Placement Memorandum
    1. No General Solicitation
    2. Accredited investor requirements
    3. Disclosure requirements
    4. Filings
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Entertainment Law

Wikipedia Definition:
Entertainment law or media law is a term for a mix of more traditional categories of law with a focus on providing legal services to the entertainment industry.

The principal areas of Entertainment Law overlap substantially with the well-known and conventional field of intellectual property law. But generally speaking the practice of entertainment law often involves questions of agency, business and corporate law, defamation (liable and slander), employment law,immigration, insurance law, international, intellectual property (especially trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, and patents), labor law, partnership, the right of publicity, security interests, and securities law. Much of the work of an entertainment law practice is transaction based, i.e. drafting contracts, negotiation and mediation.

Some situations may lead to litigation, mediation or arbitration. Entertainment law is generally sub-divided into areas related to the types of activities that have their own specific trade unions, production techniques, rules, customs, case law, and negotiation strategies.


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