Preparing independent or guerrilla filmmakers for the legal, financial, and organizational questions that can doom a project if unanswered, this guide demystifies issues such as developing a concept, founding a film company, obtaining financing, securing locations, casting, shooting, granting screen credits, distributing, exhibiting, and marketing a film. Updated to include digital marketing and distribution strategies through YouTube or webisodes, it also anticipates the "problems" generated by a blockbuster hit: sound tracks, merchandizing, and licensing. Six appendices provide sample contracts, copyright forms and circulars, Writer's Guild of America definitions for writing credits, and…
Jon M. Garon is Dean and a law professor at Hamline University School of Law, specializing in entertainment law, intellectual property, and business law. He regularly writes and speaks on entertainment, copyright and first amendment. Dean Garon is author of "Entertainment Law & Practice" and co-author of "Theatre Law- Cases and Materials,"