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Rights Clearances

Rights Clearances Rights Clearances Entertainment deals do not end with just the one-off project. Any entertainment-related product (such as adaptations, translations, or re-publications) may be a source of future income for their rightful owners. So clearing worldwide rights is absolutely necessary to
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What Is Right of Publicity?

What Is Right of Publicity? Image   What Is Right of Publicity? Many celebrities and others with prominent public persons have pursued lawsuits for damages regarding violations of this right. However, what is this right? Fundamentally, it comes down to the notion that all individuals have
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Salient Contracts Provisions for Televising Live Broadcasted

Salient Contracts Provisions for Televising Live Broadcasted Salient Contracts Provisions for Televising Live Broadcasted Any event that is live broadcasted on television must obtain rights and permissions. Regardless of the event: a play, sporting event, ballet, concert whoever is the owner of the event or performing in
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General Overview of Actor’s Agreements

General Overview of Actor's Agreements General Overview of Actor’s Agreements There are limitations to what the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) can regulate. They standardize general working conditions for actors as well as travel compensation, residuals, and at times minimum fee requirements for the actor. However,
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Drafting a Finder Agreement in Motion Picture Deals

Drafting a Finder Agreement in Motion Picture Deals Drafting a Finder Agreement in Motion Picture Deals Funding a motion picture is a large investment and an immediate necessity, from the indie studios to the mega production companies, money is not easy to amass. Companies will contract those who
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Protecting Director’s Contracts

Protecting Director's Contracts Protecting Director’s Contracts A director’s role when it comes to creating a movie is incontrovertible. A director not only conceptualizes a movie, but structures and executes it. Most of the success of a motion picture comes from the director’s vision.
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Clearance Rights in Entertainment

Clearance Rights in Entertainment Clearance Rights in Entertainment In the entertainment world, clearing rights is a crucial and important function. In entertainment, rights are the bedrock of sources of income. Those who are part of clearance rights in entertainment play a significant role. Thus,
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Negative Pickup Financing Contracts

Negative Pickup Financing Contracts Negative Pickup Financing Contracts Negative Pickup Financing Contracts allow film producers a way to procure financing for a motion picture. This method of financing can have downsides and producers do have the chance to lose a lot of creative control,
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Who is a Film Producer?

Who is a Film Producer? Who is a Film Producer? Creating content, especially when it comes to film, takes a variety of expertise. This results in a complex chain of command and various staff and crew members. One of the most illustrated credits on a
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What is Involved in TV Production?

What is Involved in TV Production? What is Involved in TV Production? The production of TV Shows is different from film in many ways. Below are the major ways that the two industries differ. Behind TV Production Film production involves a large team of independent producers,
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