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Book details
  • Genre:PERFORMING ARTS
  • SubGenre:Film & Video / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:56
  • eBook ISBN:9781483576749

The Indie Producer's Guide to Optioning Motion Picture Rights to Books

by Robert Zipser

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Overview

A CLEAR CONCISE "HOW TO" GUIDE TO THE DEAL POINTS OF AN OPTION AGREEMENT FOR MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION RIGHTS TO BOOKS INCLUDING TIPS FOR NEGOTIATING STRATEGY AND A SAMPLE OPTION AGREEMENT. IT IS DESIGNED FOR THE INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCER AND OTHERS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT AND LEGAL INDUSTRIES WHO WANT TO KNOW THE MECHANICS OF THESE DEALS.

Description

HOLLYWOOD HAS ALWAYS LOOKED TO BOOKS TO PROVIDE THE SOURCE MATERIAL FOR SOME OF ITS GREATEST FILMS! THIS IS AS TRUE NOW, IN THE DAYS OF "THE MARTIAN" AND "THE REVENANT", AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF "GONE WITH THE WIND" AND "THE WIZARD OF OZ". CONSEQUENTLY, INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS ARE ALWAYS INTERESTED IN OPTIONING MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION RIGHTS TO BOOKS BUT MANY DON'T KNOW HOW THESE DEALS ARE STRUCTURED. THIS BOOK OFFERS A CLEAR EASY "HOW TO" GUIDE FROM A VETERAN ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY TO THE DEAL POINTS OF AN OPTION AGREEMENT FOR MOTION PICTURE AND TV RIGHTS TO BOOKS INCLUDING TIPS FOR NEGOTIATING STRATEGY AND A SAMPLE OPTION AGREEMENT. THIS BOOK IS PERFECT FOR THE INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCER, AUTHORS, AND OTHERS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT AND LEGAL INDUSTRIES WHO WANT TO LEARN THE MECHANICS OF THESE DEALS.

About the author
Robert Zipser is a veteran entertainment attorney with over 25 years experience. He has worked for a major studio, leading production companies, and top U.S. law firms. He has also been hired as a consultant by prominent production companies. He has published articles in the field of entertainment law, has been interviewed on radio programs, and since 2013 he has proudly served annually as one of the judges of the Pepperdine University Law School National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition. He currently has his own private practice in Southern California representing, among other clients, independent film producers and authors throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. He can be reached by e-mail at: [email protected]
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