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What Filmmakers Need to Know About Actor Agreements
Listen Talent is the lifeblood of any film. Without it, a film would never see the light of day. They include actors, writers, directors, producers, and below-the-line crew. When it comes to actor/performer agreements, the seminal issue is whether the production will employ professional actors who are members of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television …
Taxes & Crowdfunding
Listen In need of capital to start a new business or fund a creative endeavor? Crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and Indiegogo have exploded in growth and popularity and are spreading like wildfire for both individual fundraising and small business owners. The amount of funding being crowdsourced has risen exponentially since 2009, and will …
Nuts & Bolts of Non-disclosure Agreements
Listen How can a filmmaker safeguard their idea during the submission process? Here are a few tips: Don’t disclose too much information. When pitching your idea to a producer, don’t volunteer any more information than what is necessary to give the producer a thumb nail sketch of your idea. Make use of confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Agreements. A confidentiality agreement or non-disclosure agreement …