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Clearance & Copyright, 5th Edition

Everything you need to know for Film, Television, and other Creative Content

NEW  5th edition Due January 2023

Due December 2022

Silman-James Press
9781935247296
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“If you only buy one book to guide you through the various challenges facing you as a filmmaker, this is that book. It covers subjects that are simply not covered in any other publication.”—Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent

“This book has never been more valuable and relevant. It is the bible for clearance professionals, creators, and distributors.”—Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Netflix

“Legal clearances are critical components of every film production. This book provides you with an unwavering confidence that your projects are comprehensively cleared for delivery.”—Glen Zipper, Founder & CEO, Zipper Bros Films

Clearance & Copyright—now completely revised, updated, and expanded—is the industry standard guide to every conceivable rights issue that filmmakers and other content creators might encounter. From the initial acquisition of material through the rights issues that arise  until final release, this legalese-free guide will help you protect yourself and your work from disastrous legal actions.

Among this edition’s features are links to

21 downloadable contracts which are discussed and analyzed in the body of the book

56 illustrative film clips related to litigated cases which are discussed in the book

36 color pictures of items litigated in cases discussed in the book

Michael C. Donaldson is a Los Angeles-based entertainment lawyer with more than 50 years of experience in copyright and entertainment issues. He has been called “the Obi-Wan Kenobi of fair use” in the American Bar Association Journal.

Lisa A. Callif’s primary focus is on representing independent content creators from development through distribution. She also serves as general counsel to the nonprofit organizations Film Independent and Women in Film and represents multiple live theaters in Los Angeles.  Among her many accolades, Lisa has been recognized by the Hollywood Reporter as a “Power Lawyer.”

Christopher L. Perez advises on all aspects of independent filmmaking, including development, financing, production, rights clearance, and distribution. He serves as Co-President on the board of directors for the International Documentary Association and was named one of “Hollywood’s new leaders” by Variety and an “Attorney of the Year” by California Lawyer.

Michael C. Donaldson

About Michael C. Donaldson

Michael C. Donaldson is a Los Angeles-based entertainment lawyer with more than 50 years of experience in copyright and entertainment issues. He has been called “the Obi-Wan Kenobi of fair use” in the

American Bar Association Journal.

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Lisa A. Callif

About Lisa A. Callif

Lisa A. Callif's  primary focus is on representing independent content creators from development through distribution. She also serves as general counsel to the nonprofit organizations Film Independent and Women in Film and represents multiple live theaters in Los Angeles.  Among her many accolades, Lisa has been recognized by the Hollywood Reporter as a “Power Lawyer.”

About Christopher L. Perez

Christopher L. Perez advises on all aspects of independent filmmaking, including development, financing, production, rights clearance, and distribution. He serves as Co-President on the board of directors for the International Documentary Association and was named one of “Hollywood’s new leaders” by Variety and an “Attorney of the Year” by
California Lawyer

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