The Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide: A Business and Legal Sourcebook Paperback – 1 Aug 2005
There is a newer edition of this item:
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
A marvelous primer that actually delivers what it promises.--Geoffrey Gillmore, programming director for Sundance Film Festival
By using the authors' techniques and suggestions, the prospects of success are clearly enhanced--Robert Dowling, editor
If you are in the independent film business, you must read this book--Cassian Elwes, William Morris Agency
This is a true bible for all aspiring and active independent producers.--Jean Picker Firstenberg, Director/CEO of The American Film Institute"
This is a true bible for all aspiring--and active--independent producers.--Jean Picker Firstenberg, Director/CEO of The American Film Institute --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Gunnar Erickson is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School. He practiced over twenty years with Los Angeles entertainment law firms and presently runs the Erickson Law Firm in Malibu, California. He has been active with the UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium and formerly taught Entertainment Law at Pepperdine Law School and has frequently spoken and written about entertainment matters.
Mark Halloran is a principal of Halloran Law Corporation. In his studio days, Halloran was Vice President, Feature Business Affairs at Universal Pictures, and Business Affairs Counsel at Orion Pictures. In private law practice, he was a founding partner of Alexander, Halloran, Nau & Rose, and Erickson, Halloran & Small, specializing in entertainment financing, production and distribution, and acts as an expert witness in film, television and music litigation. He is co-author of The Musician's Guide to Copyright and The Musicians Business and Legal Guide. He is co-chair of the SC Institute on Entertainment Law and Business, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Chamber Singers.
Harris E. Tulchin is founder and Chairman of Harris Tulchin & Associates, Ltd., with affiliated offices worldwide. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Hastings Law School and has specialized in entertainment production, finance, and distribution, communications, and multimedia law since 1978. He has lectured extensively at forums such as UCLA, the American Film Institute, Independent Feature Project, The Sundance Producer's Conference, the Cannes, Toronto, Los Angeles Independent, Hollywood, Venice, Edinburgh (Scotland) and numerous other Film Festivals and has published numerous articles on entertainment law. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
Certain contractual issues do not apply, say, to UK, deals: eg SAG vs Equity contracts for actors, and the issue of pay-or-play, which is a very American tactic and would be unusual in the context of your average UK indie film.
Some very good fundraising tips are countered well with the realism that getting money to make a film is a multi-faceted process which should not be undertaken lightly. The three lawyers do plug the necessity of using an entertainment lawyer perhaps once too often, but I think this book would sit well on the shelf of any aspiring movie producer, especially someone interested in dealing with the procedural mess of filming in the US.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Look for similar items by category