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This invaluable collection of sample entertainment contracts and discussions of the terms and concepts contained therein has been expanded in this second edition by the addition of twenty new contracts, bringing the total number of contracts to sixty. Includes contracts covering: depiction -- release, option, purchase; literary submission and sale -- release, option, purchase; artist employment -- writer, director, actor; Collaboration -- writer, joint venture, co-production; music -- television rights license, soundtrack, composer; financing -- finder, limited prospectus; production -- line producer, casting director, crew, services, location; distribution -- theatrical, merchandising -- product release, license; retainer -- agent, attorney; and much more.
So that creators can better communicate with their lawyers, a veteran entertainment and copyright law attorney and author of Reel Power introduces the basic principles of contract law and legal issues encountered in the industry. Includes sample contracts (22 of the 62 are apparently new to this edition), and a glossary of terms from "above-the-line costs" to "workprint." References the California Civil Code. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)