Currently unavailable – NEW 3rd edition is in the works for publication in 2019
The distribution of a motion picture’s “profits” is, for most filmmakers, a murky, labyrinthing domain ruled by studio/distributor accountants and lawyers.
Movie Money unravels, demystifies, and clearly explains the film industry’s unique, arcane, “creative” accounting practices. It examines a film’s various revenue-generating and revenue-consuming components and presents numerous film-industry definitions of “gross” and “net” profits and the many ways in which these figures are calculated. It also provides in-depth discussions of the various aspects of profit participation – terminology, accounting practices, and deal practices – along with chapters on audits, claims, and negotiating tips and tricks.
Movie Money is a must-read for all film producers, directors, writers, and actors.