The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers: A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers (Paperback)

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    Thomas A. Crowell, Esq., is a New York-based lawyer who counsels his clients on a wide range of entertainment law and intellectual property rights issues. He graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, cum laude, and was awarded membership in the Order of the Coil---the national legal honors society. For over a decade prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Crowell produced television news and award-winning children's entertainment. He is a member of the bars of NY, NJ, and the United States Supreme Court. For more information, please see

    * How can you use a state's film tax credits to fund your film? SEE PAGE 63.

    * You have an idea you want to pitch to a production company; how do you safeguard your concept? SEE PAGE 77.

    * How can you fund your production with product placement? SEE PAGE 157.

    * How do you get a script to popular Hollywood actors and deal with their agents? SEE PAGE 222.

    Find quick answers to these and hundreds of other questions in this new edition of The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers. This no-nonsense reference provides fast answers in plain English-no law degree required! Arm yourself with the practical advice of author Thomas Crowell, a TV-producer-turned-entertainment-lawyer.

    This new edition features:

    * New sections on product placement, film tax credits and production incentive financing, Letters of Intent, and DIY distribution (four-walling, YouTube, Download-to-own,, iTunes, and Netflix)

    * Updated case law

    * Even more charts and graphics to help you find the information you need even more quickly.

    This book is the next best thing to having an entertainment attorney on retainer!

    * Avoid legal pitfalls with this quick reference guide- get real answers written in plain English for filmmakers, not for lawyers * Three books in one: a handy manual on film contracts, a step-by-step guide to critical legal issues on and off the set, and a quick reference on copyright and intellectual property issues *Revised and updated to cover YouTube, Internet distribution, webisodes, and production services agreements


    ISBN 9780240813189
    Genre LAW / Entertainment
    Format Paperback
    Pages 449
    Publisher Date 2011-01-06 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Focal Pr
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.35 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers
    Edition Number 2
    Audience Professional and scholarly
    Authors Crowell, Thomas A.

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