Hollywood Dealmaking

Negotiating Talent Agreements

Hollywood Dealmaking

A comprehensive guide to the process of making deals in the entertainment industry. Designed for independent producers, writers, actors, directors, agents, studio employees, financiers and film students, it presents negotiations techniques and strategies from seasoned professionals. It explains the interests of creative executives, producers, entertainment attorneys, agents and managers, major guilds, and the role that each plays in the deal-making process. The authors detail key issues in matters of copyright, net profits and back ends, gross and adjusted gross profits, deferments and box office bonuses, and more. The guide also defines the vocabulary for acquisition agreements and employment deals for actors, writers, directors, producers and crew members. Included are 12 sample contracts, checklists detailing essential deal points, and a directory of entertainment attorneys in New York and Los Angeles.

Hollywood Dealmaking

Negotiating Talent Agreements for Film, TV and New Media

Hollywood Dealmaking

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.

Demi Moore - The Most Powerful Woman in Hollywood

Demi Moore - The Most Powerful Woman in Hollywood

From her Hollywood debut at the age of 19 to her latest venture, this biography traces the events and circumstances that have shaped Demi Moore's extraordinary character and propelled her from aspiring model to movie superstar. The book describes Demi's troubled childhood and her crusade to quit high school to find a career in modelling, as well as the trauma of her stepfather's suicide two years later. It reveals the truth behind her relationship with actor Emilio Estevez and why she broke off their engagement, her up-and-down relationship with husband Bruce Willis and her alleged affair with Leornardo DiCaprio. It also: relates how Demi's drug and alcohol addiction almost led to her departure from the set of "St Elmo's Fire"; looks at the history behind her nude appearances both on and off screen; and details behind-the-scenes information from the sets of her movies past and present, including her roles in "Indecent Proposal", "Striptease" and Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry".

How to Manage Your Agent

A Writer’s Guide to Hollywood Representation

How to Manage Your Agent

First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

* How can you use a state's film tax credits to fund your film? SEE PAGE 63. * You have an idea you want to pitch to a production company; how do you safeguard your concept? SEE PAGE 77. * How can you fund your production with product placement? SEE PAGE 157. * How do you get a script to popular Hollywood actors and deal with their agents? SEE PAGE 222. Find quick answers to these and hundreds of other questions in this new edition of The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers. This no-nonsense reference provides fast answers in plain English-no law degree required! Arm yourself with the practical advice of author Thomas Crowell, a TV-producer-turned-entertainment-lawyer. This new edition features: * New sections on product placement, film tax credits and production incentive financing, Letters of Intent, and DIY distribution (four-walling, YouTube, Download-to-own, Amazon.com, iTunes, and Netflix) * Updated case law * Even more charts and graphics to help you find the information you need even more quickly. This book is the next best thing to having an entertainment attorney on retainer!

Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book

Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book

Chronicles the life of the comic book legend, detailing his start in the business, how he revitalized the industry, and his numerous accomplishments.

TV on Strike

Why Hollywood Went to War Over the Internet

TV on Strike

TV on Strike examines the 2007 upheaval in the entertainment industry by telling the inside story of the hundred-day writers' strike that crippled Hollywood. The television industry's uneasy transition to the digital age was the driving force behind the most significant labor dispute of the twenty-first century. The strike put a spotlight on how the advent of new-media distribution platforms is reshaping the traditional business models that have governed the entertainment business for decades. The uncertainty that sent writers out into the streets of Los Angeles and New York with picket signs laid bare the depth of the divide, after years of industry consolidation, between the handful of media barons who rule Hollywood and the writers whose works support the industry. With both sides afraid of losing millions in future profits, a critical communication breakdown spurred a brief but fierce fight with repercussions that continue today. The saga of the Writers Guild of America strike is told here as seen through the eyes of key players on both sides of the negotiating table and of the foot soldiers who shocked even themselves with the strength of their resolve to fight for their rights in the face of an ambiguous future.

Where a Man Stands

Two Different Worlds, An Impossible Situation, and the Unexpected Friendship that Changed Everything

Where a Man Stands

When Beverly Hills High School welcomed a skinny boy from the other side of the tracks, no one knew just how life-changing the decision would be, not just for Carter Paysinger but for all of Beverly Hills. Carter grew up hearing his parents say, “Don’t just strive to be good. Always strive to be great.” He dreamed of finding greatness in playing professional baseball or becoming a black Donald Trump, but fate had different plans and, ultimately, he found his calling as a teacher and coach at the school that once embraced him, becoming a rock for the innumerable kids who came seeking an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. One such kid, a scrappy Jewish boy from a prominent family, would change the course of Carter’s life. His name was Steven Fenton. Twenty years later, as Beverly Hills High fell into disarray—with principals hired and fired and families fleeing the school—as well as his own life coming apart, Carter ran into Steven Fenton again. Together, they found renewed passion and hope to fight for their school and test the limits of what community means. But when Steven convinced Carter to throw his hat into the ring as principal, the progressive Beverly Hills suddenly thought that its winningest and most beloved coach didn’t fit the profile for the Beverly Hills image. It was the beginning of a long road, but Carter could hear his father saying, “Don’t listen to those voices. Do what you have to do.” Filled with hope, triumph, and the struggles that come to define us, Where a Man Stands is a beautiful fish-out-of-water story about the families formed in unlikely places and how, in the end, where you stand, and with whom, and for what, matters as much as anything.

Bad Company

Drugs, Hollywood, and the Cotton Club Murder

Bad Company

Exposes the shocking true tale of Hollywood greed, drugs, and corruption behind the long-unsolved murder of Roy Radin, who had joined with others to finance the making of a major movie