The screenwriter's legal guide

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This authoritative guide will help both fledgling and established writers to negotiate the best deal, protect their work, and get fair compensation for it. One of the most powerful entertainment lawyers in Hollywood provides easy-to-understand, expert advice on all the legal issues involved in the business of screenwriting. He gives an enlightening explanation of the screenwriter's position in the industry and then provides a thorough discussion of contracts, options, and working with agents and lawyers. This book shows screenwriters what to give up as a lost cause and what to hold out for.• Includes current Writer's Guild minimums and recent legal development• "A book that should be in every screenwriter's library."--Syd Field, author of Selling a Screenplay• This replaces 1-58115-021-0
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table_of_contents The screenwriter holds a unique position in Hollywood -- Contracts: a brief overview -- Option/purchase agreements : negotiating the price -- Option/purchase agreements : negotiable rights -- Option/purchase agreements : fixed compensation -- Option/purchase agreements : contingent compensation -- Option/purchase agreements : sequels, rewrites, and reversions -- Option/purchase agreements : other provisions to watch out for -- Commissioned screenplays -- Commissioned teleplays : the television marketplace -- Protecting your money -- Copyright, ideas, and titles -- Works based on source material -- Collaboration agreements -- The writers guild -- The role of the producer -- The art of negotiation.
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