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How to Get Permission to Use a Song in a Short Film

How to Get Permission to Use a Song in a Short Film

How to Get Permission to Use a Song in a Short Film Whether you’re producing a short film, commercial, or similar video there’s a very strong chance that you’ll want to incorporate music into the production. However, if you aren’t a musician, you’ll most definitely need to use a song […]

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What is Soliloquy in Films & What does it Mean

What is Soliloquy in Films & What does it Mean?

What is Soliloquy in Films & What does it Mean? In filmmaking, many different literary devices and techniques are used to drive the story and deliver key insights into the characters, building each character up as the narrative is delivered. Much like in writing a novel or in other forms […]

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What is a Louver

What is a Louver?

What is a Louver? In filmmaking, so many terms are used to describe different elements, items, and situations. Perhaps you’ve heard the term louver, and wondered what is a louver and what does it have to do with filmmaking? You’re certainly not alone, as the louver represents a unique means […]

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What Does Tour De Force Mean

What Does Tour De Force Mean?

What Does Tour De Force Mean? Have you ever watched a film in which a character accomplished some incredible feat and did so with a display of great strength and skill? What about a film that you’ve seen which you just think to yourself, if you know, you know. Some […]

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Can you Be Filmed Without Permission

Can you Be Filmed Without Permission?

Can you Be Filmed Without Permission? Throughout the United States, as well as in other countries, there are different laws regarding filmmaking and what a cinematographer may or may not do. Perhaps you’re wondering, “can you be filmed without permission?” The reality is, it is generally legal to film in […]

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Is it Illegal to Film Someone Without Their Permission

Is it Illegal to Film Someone Without Their Permission?

Is it Illegal to Film Someone Without Their Permission? As a cinematographer, it’s important to know the laws and rules regarding film permits and filming legally in the area that you’re shooting in. Since state-by-state and city-to-city rules vary, it can be challenging to understand what is expected in each […]

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Screenplay Laws- What is a Collaboration Agreement

Screenplay Laws: What is a Collaboration Agreement?

Screenplay Laws: What is a Collaboration Agreement? The average screenplay requires a lot of hard work, which is why many aspiring filmmakers will claim they want to write a screenplay and will start many times, but will not finish. Often, the best screenplays are the result of several screenwriters collaborating […]

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How to Draft a Screenplay Collaboration Agreement & Why You Need One

How to Draft a Screenplay Collaboration Agreement & Why You Need One

How to Draft a Screenplay Collaboration Agreement & Why You Need One A screenplay collaboration agreement represents a written agreement that documents how parties will collaborate on the writing, and subsequent sharing of rights, to a screenplay. Whenever multiple parties are involved in the creation of a screenplay, a collaboration […]

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Film Law- What Is a Work for Hire Agreement

Film Law: What Is a "Work for Hire Agreement"?

Film Law: What Is a “Work for Hire Agreement”? If you’re a filmmaker, or screenplay writer, there’s a very strong likelihood that you’ve experienced situations in the past in which the work that you did was owned not by you, but by your employer, as a result of standard U.S. […]

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Is a Work Made for Hire Clause Really Necessary on Film Projects

Is a Work Made for Hire Clause Really Necessary on Film Projects?

Is a Work Made for Hire Clause Really Necessary on Film Projects? As a filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, or anyone else involved in the production of a film, who owns the right to the copyright? Does the producer maintain copyright rights because he or she is the one in charge of […]

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