Book Title: The Biz: The Basic Business, Legal and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry, 4th Ed.
Publisher: Silman-James Press
Author: Schuyler M. Moore
Today's film industry is a legal and financial obstacle course that all 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 aspect.
Filled with industry-savoy advice, it clearly explains:
The 4th Edition comprehensively updates all chapters.
Dealing with the guilds
The legal and financial ramifications of distribution deals
Calculating net profits
Film-industry accounting practices and contingent payments
Copyright, publicity, and trademark laws
Taxation of film companies
The Internet distribution of film
. . . and much more.
The Biz also includes a dozen useful sample forms and agreements.
Schuyler M. Moore is a partner in the corporate entertainment department of the Los Angeles office of the national law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP. Mr. Moore has been practicing law in the entertainment industry since 1981, and he represents a broad spectrum of entertainment industry clients, including producers, sales agents, foreign distributors, and financiers. He is the author of Taxation of the Entertainment Industry and What They Don't Teach in Law School. He is an adjunct professor of both the UCLA Law School, teaching Motion Picture Financing and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, teaching Entertainment Law. The Hollywood Reporter consistently lists Moore as one of the top 100 entertainment lawyers.