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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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Motion Picture Financing

Motion Picture Financing Motion Picture Financing The sine qua non (Latin for “without which it could not be”) of deals within the entertainment industry is procuring and securing financial backing from investors. Without funding, a deal has no life, especially motion pictures. The
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Sports Endorsement Contract

Sports Endorsement Contract Sports Endorsement Contract Negotiating a sports endorsement Contract is a unique and challenging endeavor for agents, legal counsel, and athletes. The athlete (client) needs to know that their team of lawyers, agents, and managers are providing a solid foundation for
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An Artist’s Personal Manager

An Artist's Personal Manager An Artist’s Personal Manager In the entertainment business, the celebrity is the most profitable asset. Hence, there is a complex system that surrounds an artist in order for them to make the most money. One of the most important entities
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