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Hollywood Dealmaking : Negotiating Talent Agreements
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A guide to negotiating a deal for film, television, or new media that covers key players, terminology, option-purchase rights, creating employment deals, working out distribution deals and rights, specifying net profit and box-office bonuses, and other related topics. Entertainment attorneys and Hollywood insiders Dina Appleton and Daniel Yankelevits explain the negotiation techniques and strategies used by seasoned professionals in entertainment dealmaking. This comprehensive guide details the interests and roles of producers, writers, actors, directors, agents, and studio employees in crafting a deal. This book advises on how to: Recognize the key players in the dealmaking process; Understand the terminology used in the entertainment industry; Acquire option-purchase rights in a contract; Create employment deals for the actor, director, writer, producer, and crew; Work out distribution deals and rights for film and television; and Specify net profits, back-end agreements, and box-office bonuses. This new edition captures the dramatic changes in the film and television industry over the past years and includes new chapters on reality television and new media. With sample contracts, memos to illustrate key dealmaking points, and section-by-section summaries to clarify complex legal issues, this book is an essential resource for industry novices and veterans alike. -- Back Cover
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