The Creative Artist s Legal Guide

Author: William J. Seiter
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300161199
Release Date: 2012-06-26
Genre: Law

Demystifying the fundamental principles of intellectual property, this practical resource, essential for anyone trying to navigate today's rapidly changing media environment, provides creative artists with the legal concepts needed to deal safely with lawyers, agents, executives and others. Original.

The Craft of Criticism

Author: Michael Kackman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134749232
Release Date: 2018-06-22
Genre: Social Science

With contributions from 30 leading media scholars, this collection provides a comprehensive overview of the main methodologies of critical media studies. Chapters address various methods of textual analysis, as well as reception studies, policy, production studies, and contextual, multi-method approaches, like intertextuality and cultural geography. Film and television are at the heart of the collection, which also addresses emergent technologies and new research tools in such areas as software studies, gaming, and digital humanities. Each chapter includes an intellectual history of a particular method or approach, a discussion of why and how it was used to study a particular medium or media, relevant examples of influential work in the area, and an in-depth review of a case study drawn from the author's own research. Together, the chapters in this collection give media critics a complete toolbox of essential critical media studies methodologies.

Comic Books Incorporated

Author: Shawna Kidman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520969865
Release Date: 2019-04-30
Genre: Performing Arts

Comic Books Incorporated tells the story of the US comic book business, reframing the history of the medium through an industrial and transmedial lens. Comic books wielded their influence from the margins and in-between spaces of the entertainment business for half a century before moving to the center of mainstream film and television production. This extraordinary history begins at the medium’s origin in the 1930s, when comics were a reviled, disorganized, and lowbrow mass medium, and surveys critical moments along the way—market crashes, corporate takeovers, upheavals in distribution, and financial transformations. Shawna Kidman concludes this revisionist history in the early 2000s, when Hollywood had fully incorporated comic book properties and strategies into its business models and transformed the medium into the heavily exploited, exceedingly corporate, and yet highly esteemed niche art form we know so well today.

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist

Author: Carol Michels
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781621536185
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: Art

“Michels explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist.” —The New York Times “Michels is a tough but compassionate advocate, savvy in the ways of the world and the demands on artists in this materialistic society.” —The Miami Herald Written for fine artists ready to launch their careers as well as experienced artists who wish to relaunch their careers, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, Seventh Edition, an acclaimed guide, empowers artists to take control of their careers to create a fulfilling life and earn a decent income. In this newly revised edition, Caroll Michels continues to demystify the inner workings of the art world and challenge the status quo. New chapters discuss such topics as: New business models for artists: Going to the extreme The use of social media and website development as marketing and publicity tools and what does and doesn’t work The confusion between the “art-buying public” and the “general public” and their differences New suggestions for establishing and calculating prices for artwork Neighborhood gentrification and the growing challenges of securing a reasonably priced live/work space How dealers find artists, how to negotiate with dealers, and how to understand a dealer’s agenda Using her own experiences as an artist as well as the experiences of her clients, Michels crafts a must-read guidebook for anyone interested in embarking upon a successful career as an artist.

Content Rights for Creative Professionals

Author: Arnold Lutzker
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136047534
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Performing Arts

Content Rights for Creative Professionals is for professionals and students working in all areas of media (film/video, photography, multimedia, web, graphics, and broadcast) who need to know what the law requires and how they should properly utilize copyrights and trademarks. This book outlines critical concepts and applies them with explanations in real-life applications, including many cases from the author's own practice as well as those of various media professionals. This 256 page text is a practical guide designed to provide its reader with a firm understanding of the principles underlying the ownership and use of content, so that when questions arise, they will be able to make correct, well-informed decisions-whether concerning their personal works, or works of others that a company wishes to copyright or trademark. In addition, the reader will be more capable of exercising sound judgment in structuring employment and contract relationships and of acquiring and/or licensing works, which are at the core of the business of communicating.

Musician s Business and Legal Guide

Author: Mark E. Halloran
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UOM:39015035638496
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Copyright

Written specifically for musicians by legal and business experts in the music industry, this text covers nearly all of the confusing business and legal situations musicians find themselves in on the way to and through a professional career. It focuses on issues as they are actually practised with clause-by-clause commentaries on almost all the major music industry contracts.

Content Rights for Creative Professionals

Author: Arnold P. Lutzker
Publisher: Focal Press
ISBN: 0240804848
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

Content Rights for Creative Professionals is for professionals and students working in all areas of media (film/video, photography, multimedia, web, graphics, and broadcast) who need to know what the law requires and how they should properly utilize copyrights and trademarks. This book outlines critical concepts and applies them with explanations in real-life applications, including many cases from the author's own practice as well as those of various media professionals. This 256 page text is a practical guide designed to provide its reader with a firm understanding of the principles underlying the ownership and use of content, so that when questions arise, they will be able to make correct, well-informed decisions whether concerning their personal works, or works of others that a company wishes to copyright or trademark. In addition, the reader will be more capable of exercising sound judgment in structuring employment and contract relationships and of acquiring and/or licensing works, which are at the core of the business of communicating. *Access to the most up-to-date copyright and trademark information *Provides a firm understanding of the priciniples underlying the ownership and use of content *Suits the perspective of the freelance artist as well as the in-house media professional

Dealmaking in the Film Television Industry

Author: Mark Litwak
Publisher:
ISBN: OSU:32437122839315
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Dealmaking—the popular, award-winning “self-defense” book for everyone working in the film and television industry—is now updated to include the latest legal rulings and entertainment technology developments. Addressing a general, non-attorney readership, it is a fascinating, highly accessible guide to current entertainment law's peculiarities, “creative” practices, and practical applications. Armed with Dealmaking, filmmakers can save themselves thousands of dollars in legal fees as they navigate the shark-infested waters of the entertainment business. Whether you're a producer, writer, director, or actor, Mark Litwak will help you make the most of your business dealings while steering you clear of the many contractual traps that may await you.

Film Business

Author: Tom Jeffrey
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741156089
Release Date: 2006-03-01
Genre: Performing Arts

If you want to be a successful film producer, you'll keep Film Business close at hand: one copy on your desk and one copy on your bedside table. The Producer makes films happen. With all the skill of the best circus juggler the producer moves a film project forward from idea to release,as quickly as possible, on time and on budget. The producer has clear goals and oversees the creative process with efficiency, passion and unflagging enthusiasm. Film Business explains all you need to know to become a successful producer. The book covers building a business plan, selecting and analysing scripts, and creating strategies for deal-making, as well as the production and marketing of projects in a range of genres and markets from traditional cinema to digital interactive media and multi platforms. With amusing anecdotes and invaluable advice from industry experts, this handbook provides you with the tools you need to run a sustainable business in both the local and international screen production environments. Every aspiring film-maker needs Film Business. More than just a reference book, it provides ideas and insights about what to do at each stage of the development and production process, from a business and creative point of view. You'll find yourself dipping into it whenever there's an urgent or difficult problem to solve. As well as new chapters by Damien Parer, Film Business includes contributions from some of the most experienced film-makers in the business: Ian Allen, Linda Aronson, Ben Cardillo, Ian Collie, Jane Corden, Peter Cudlipp, Reg Diplock, Glen Eaves, Dave Elsey, Sandra Gross, Rebecca Hunt, Libby Jeffery, Julia Leigh, Ginny Lowndes, Hal McElroy, Susie Maizels, Sue Milliken, Nicholas Oughton, Kerry Regan, Lyndon Sayer-Jones, Stephen F Smith, Mark Turnbull.