Clearance & Copyright, 4th Edition

Everything You Need to Know for Film and Television


$45.00

  • 558 Pages
  • 7 x10 Paper
  • Glossary, Index
  • Sample Contracts and Deal Memos
  • Silman-James Press
  • 9781935247128
  • 1-935247-12-3
  • Available electronic format(s):
    Kindle, iBook,
“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

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

Michael C. Donaldson

Michael C. Donaldson is a Los Angeles-based, entertainment lawyer with more than 45 years of experience in copyright and entertainment issues. He has been called the Obi-Wan Kenobi of Fair Use by the American Bar Association Journal. img-Donaldson_270x250

Lisa A. Callif

Lisa A. Callif was named by The Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California (2014). Her primary focus is on representing independent filmmakers. img-Callif_270x250