This comprehensive guidebook is an invaluable reference work which covers all the agreements that writers, script editors, development executives, format originators, agents and researchers are likely to encounter. Although focused on the world of film and television, it offers a wealth of general advice for any writer seeking to promote their work to a wider audience.
It is not one-sided. By illustrating the legal landscape and also showing the issues from a practical viewpoint, the aim is for those involved in writer agreements to understand all the factors which determine each party’s position. The book details the principal agreements, relevant law and legal issues surrounding content as well as explaining standard contract terms.
Its aim is to provide jargon-free guidance whether you are putting together an agreement yourself, seeking the advice of a specialist media lawyer or reviewing an agreement which you have been asked to sign. Time is money and so are rights! If you are more aware of how you can protect yourself then you can better protect your rights and derive more benefit from them.
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