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Film: Key Legal Issues in the Development, Financing, Production, & Distribution of Theatrical Motion Pictures

Recorded on: Mar. 5, 2018
Running Time: 03:00:58

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Taken from the Web Program Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film held March 2018 in New York

Film: Key Legal Issues in the Development, Financing, Production, & Distribution of Theatrical Motion Pictures [03:00:57]

  • Development
    - Hiring a writer: Getting a screenplay written
    - The structure of the writer's agreement
  • Financing
    - Outside the studio: private and independent financing
    - The studio system: How the studios finance films
    - Other sources of financing: Tax incentives, film funds, foreign sales, crowdfunding, etc. 

Panel Leader: Joseph J. Dapello
Speakers: Emerson E. Bruns, Alison Cohen  

The purchase price of this Web Program segment includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:
  • Independent Film Financing, Outline 2017
    Alison Cohen
  • Accounting Statement
    Joseph J. Dapello
  • Memorandum Agreement: Option—Screenplay (Fiction)
    Joseph J. Dapello
  • Memorandum Agreement: Services—Writer—Screenplay
    Joseph J. Dapello
  • Memorandum Agreement: Services—Director—Individual
    Joseph J. Dapello
  • Memorandum Agreement: Services—Performer—Loanout
    Joseph J. Dapello
  • Definition of Net Profits
    Joseph J. Dapello
  • Form Sales Agency Agreement 2017
    Alison Cohen
Emerson E. Bruns ~ Bruns, Brennan & Berry, PLLC
Alison Cohen ~ Executive Vice-President, Business & Legal Affairs, FilmNation Entertainment, LLC
Joseph J. Dapello ~ Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams LLP
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