Clearance & Copyright, 4th Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Film and Television Kindle Edition

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"If you only buy one book to guide you through thevarious challenges facing you as a filmmaker, this is that book. With greatclarity, it covers subjects that are simply not covered in any other book andanswers questions you may not have even thought to ask." - John Welsh,President of Film Independent
 
"Everything you need to know about clearance andcopyright is in this book, a must for everyone in the film business." - Barbara Boyle, Associate Dean of Entrepreneurial Activities and SpecialInitiatives, UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television
 
"'Let's make a movie.' It's never that simple.Donaldson + Callif have written an invaluable book on the A to Z of pitfallsthat all independent filmmakers should be aware of before they start to shootone frame of film. Essential reading." - Piers Handling, Director and CEO,Toronto International Film Festival
 
"If you are serious about producing, the informationcontained in this book is invaluable. I'll revisit in time and time again." - Jon Gerrans, Co-President, Strand Releasing
  
"Entertainingly written and surprisingly accessible, this thorough, thoughtful presentation of all rights-clearance and copyright issues should be required reading for all independent filmmakers. The book lays everything out in ways that will save countless directors and producers endless grief and expense." - Darryl Macdonald, Seattle International Film Festival
 
"Donaldson provides an indispensable guided tour of an area of law-filled with landlines - that filmmakers cannot afford to ignore. A wealth of information is presented in a clear, accessible, and even friendly manner. Read it once for background, then keep it for reference." - Marcie Bloom, Sony Pictures Classics

About the Author

Michael C. Donaldson is a Los Angeles-based, entertainment lawyer with more than 45 years of experience in copyright and entertainment issues. He has been called the Obi-Wan Kenobi of Fair Use by the American Bar Association Journal. 

Lisa A. Callif was named by The Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California (2014). Her primary focus is on representing independent filmmakers
 
Find out more at: donaldsoncallif.com

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