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The Biz

The Biz
Your Price: $28.25 CDN
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Author: Schuyler M. Moore
Publisher: Sillman-James
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 388
Pub. Date: 2007
Edition: 3rd
ISBN-10: 1879505940
ISBN-13: 9781879505940

Limited Quantities - this edition is Out of Print

About the Book:

The Basic Business, Legal and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry

Today's film industry is a legal and financial obstacle course that all independent filmmakers must learn to master. The most comprehensive guide to negotiating that obstacle course is The Biz, a highly accessible overview of the industry's important business, legal and financial aspect.

Filled with industry-savy advice, it clearly explains:
• Raising financing
• Business structuring
• Securities laws
• Budgeting essentials
• Dealing with the guilds
• Loans
• Completion guarantees
• The legal and financial ramifications of distribution deals
• Calculating net profits
• Film-industry accounting practises and contingent payments
• Copyright, publicity, and trademark laws
• Screen credits
• Talent demands
• Litigation problems
• Bankruptcy
• Taxation of film companies
• The Internet distribution of film
• and much more.

The Biz also includes a dozen useful sample forms and agreements.

About the Author:

Schuyler M. Moore is a partner in the corporate entertainment department of the Los Angeles office of the national law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP. Mr. Moore has been practising law in the entertainment industry since 1981, and he represents a broad spectrum of entertainment industry clients, including producers, sales agents, foreign distributors, and financiers. He is an adjunct professor of both the UCLA Law School, teaching Motion Picture Financing and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, teaching Entertainment Law.