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A Guide to Screenplay Adaptation Law & Legal Challenges in Adapting Literary Works for Film

A Guide to Screenplay Adaptation Law & Legal Challenges in Adapting Literary Works for Film

A Guide to Screenplay Adaptation Law & Legal Challenges in Adapting Literary Works for Film Whether you’ve garnered interest in a novel, memoir, article, or some other literary works that you’d like to adapt into a screenplay for a film project. There are bound to be legal challenges involved. In […]

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What is Included in a PPM Agreement for Film

What is Included in a PPM Agreement for Film?

What is Included in a PPM Agreement for Film? Raising capital for a film production is one of the greatest challenges faced by independent filmmakers. Fortunately, a number of potential options exist when it comes to raising film production capital. Whether through equity investments, the selling of corporate shares. And […]

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Film Industry Contracts for Every Stage of a Film Production

Film Industry Contracts for Every Stage of a Film Production

Film Industry Contracts for Every Stage of a Film Production Throughout any film or television production there are bound to be a variety of different legal contracts. As well as agreements that come up at each stage of the production. In fact, it’s business as usual for a filmmaker. To […]

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What are Public Performance Rights for Movies

What are Public Performance Rights for Movies?

What are Public Performance Rights for Movies? One of the greatest challenges faced by professionals in the film industry that have an interest in ultimately becoming producers or independent filmmakers is the acquisition of rights and releases for the various types of footage, files, or intellectual property that they’ll use. […]

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What Do Movie Makers Pay to Option a Book for Film Rights

What Do Movie Makers Pay to Option a Book for Film Rights?

What Do Movie Makers Pay to Option a Book for Film Rights? The idea of optioning a book for film rights is something that many aspiring authors dream of for their literary works. After striving and pushing so hard to get a book published. The next best thing for the […]

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Risk Assessment & Your Film Health and Safety Policy

Risk Assessment & Your Film Health and Safety Policy

Risk Assessment & Your Film Health and Safety Policy As a filmmaker, one of your most important tasks in bringing on a cast and crew is to establish the most appropriate film health and safety policy with risk assessment measures which are in place to prevent significant hazards or potentially […]

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Film Distribution & The Negative Pickup Film Contract

Film Distribution & The Negative Pickup Film Contract

Film Distribution & The Negative Pickup Film Contract Film producers frequently face challenges when it comes to procuring financing. That will lead to their being able to produce and ultimately distribute a motion picture. Because there are so many challenges involved, and film production is so costly to achieve. It’s […]

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Understanding Filmmaker Use of Characters in the Public Domain

Understanding Filmmaker Use of Characters in the Public Domain

Understanding Filmmaker Use of Characters in the Public Domain As a filmmaker, you draw inspiration from a variety of different areas as you walk through life. Story ideas come to you from everyday occurrences. And character ideas are likely drawn. Or otherwise inspired from past use of characters or tropes […]

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Frequent Demands of Distributors in Negative Pickup Film Deals

Frequent Demands of Distributors in Negative Pickup Film Deals

Frequent Demands of Distributors in Negative Pickup Film Deals Filmmakers will go through great lengths in order to obtain a distribution deal that works for their film. Sometimes this means establishing a negative pickup deal early on. As a means of proving to banks or other financiers that they will […]

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