Today's film industry is a legal and financial obstacle course that independent filmmakers must learn to master. The most comprehensive guide to negotiating that obstacle course is The Biz, a highly accessible overview of the industry's important business, legal, and financial aspects.
Filled with industry-savvy advice, it clearly explains
dealing with the guilds
video on demand
calculating net profits
film-industry accounting practices and contingent payments
copyright, publicity, and trademark laws
screen credits and talent demands
taxation of film companies
film-industry business jargon
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The 5th Edition adds much new material, including the most current information on video on demand and virtual reality, the thoro.