Biz, The–5th Edition

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


$29.95

  • 366 Pages
  • 6x9 Paper
  • Index
  • Silman-James Press
  • 9781935247180
  • 1-935247-18-2

Today’s film industry is a legal and financial obstacle course that all 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 aspect.

Filled with industry-savoy advice, it clearly explains:
• Raising financing
• Business structuring
• Securities laws
• Budgeting essentials
• Dealing with the guilds
• Loans
• Completion guarantees
• Distribution deals
• Video on demand
• 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
. . . and much more, including many useful sample forms and agreements.

Schuyler M. Moore

Schuyler M. Moore is a partner in the corporate entertainment department of the law firm Greenberg Glusker, LLP. He has been practicing entertainment industry law since 1981, representing a broad spectrum of clients, including producers, sales agents, foreign distributors, and financiers. Moore is the author of Taxation of the Entertainment Industry and What They Don't Teach You in Law School. He is a frequent speaker and writer on entertainment subjects, and he was an adjunct professor at both the UCLA Law School and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The Hollywood Reporter consistently lists Moore as one of the top 100 entertainment lawyers .