Clearance and Copyright is the industry-standard guide to almost every conceivable rights issue that filmmakers, videomakers, television producers, and Internet content creators might encounter.
From the initial acquisition of material through the rights issues that arise during preproduction, production, postproduction, and release, this legalese-free guide—now extensively revised, updated, and expanded—will help you protect yourself and your work from disastrous legal actions.
Among this edition’s new features are links to 25 downloadable contracts and 50 illustrative film clips.
“You cannot show your film, even at many festivals, unless it is properly cleared from a legal point of view. This book has all the answers even to questions you haven’t thought of yet.”
—John Cooper, Festival Director, Sundance
“This book sets the standard for all those in the entertainment industry who work on clearance and copyright issues.”
—Tom Ortenberg, CEO, Open Road Films
“If you only buy one book to guide you through the various challenges facing you as a filmmaker, this is that book. With great clarity, it covers subjects that are simply not covered in any other book and answers questions you may not have even thought to ask.”
—Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent
“While digital production and distribution have lowered the cost and complexity involved in getting your film to market, clearances and copyright issues have never been more complex. This book has never been more valuable and relevant. It is the bible for clearance professionals, creators and distributors.”
—Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix