11/10/2010

Legal Guide to Independent Film Making

The American Bar Association has published the Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif. It is described as
the authoritative handbook you need to lead you through the legal morass of producing an independent film, from the moment you get the crazy idea to do such a thing, through financing, development, principal photography, distribution, and the too-often overlooked subject of delivery. Each chapter contains a general road map for the phase of filmmaking covered by that chapter, including the relevant forms and contracts, which come with plenty of explanatory info and some select negotiating tips. [It] includes a CD-ROM with all the contracts, employment and nondisclosure agreements, and licensing deals you'll need.