Contracts for the Film and Television Industry, 3rd Edition


$45.00

  • 485 Pages
  • 8½x11 Paper
  • Silman-James Press
  • 9781935247074
  • 1-935247-07-7

Contracts for the Film and Television Industry is an invaluable collection of sample entertainment contracts accompanied by legalese-free discussions of their key concepts and terms. The third edition of this popular handbook is revised and expanded (adding 18 new contracts) making it the ultimate entertainment-law guide for all independent filmmakers, who, armed with it, can save themselves thousands of dollars in legal fees.

Contracts for the Film and Television Industry contains 80 contracts covering: Basic provisions of entertainment contracts; Depiction and copyright releases; Literary submissions and sales; Artist employment; Collaborations; Music; Financing; Production; Distribution and exhibition; Merchandising; Retainers; and much more, including a glossary of relevant terms.

Mark Litwak

Mark Litwak is a veteran entertainment attorney whose practice includes work in the areas of copyright, trademark, contract, multimedia, intellectual property and book publishing. He is also a producer’s rep, assisting filmmakers in the financing, marketing, and distribution of their films.

An acknowledged authority on the entertainment industry, he has been interviewed on more than 100 television and radio shows, including The Larry King Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and news shows on the ABC and CNN networks. Feature articles have been written about him in California Law Business, Australian Lawyer, and the L.A. Weekly.

Litwak is an adjunct professor of entertainment law at USC's Gould School of Law. He has also has taught entertainment and copyright law at the University of West Los Angeles, UCLA, and Loyola Law School and has lectured for the American, California, and Texas bar associations. He has presented seminars across the United States and in England, Australia, South Africa, and Canada.

He is the author of six books—Risky Business; Reel Power, The Struggle for Influence and Success in the New Hollywood; Courtroom Crusaders; Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry (winner of the 1995 Krazna-Kranz Moving Image Book Award); Contracts for the Film and Television Industry; and Litwak’s Multimedia Producer’s Handbook—and the popular CD-ROM program Automated Contracts