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legal brief

February 10, 2012

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Document presenting all potential legal problems of a proposed film project. Advertisements

rights bible

February 10, 2012

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A binder containing all of the legal documentation confirming the producer’s rights to use all archival materials, interviews etc. included in a documentary film or program. May be required by the broadcaster together with the film (and sometimes documentation of all facts given in the film). Related: errors and omissions insurance

e&o

February 9, 2012

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See: errors and omissions insurance

errors and omissions insurance

February 9, 2012

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Insurance purchased by the producer. It protects filmmakers, broadcasters and distributors from mistakes omitted in the process of fact-checking (from giving inaccurate or wrong information).

legal counsellor

February 4, 2012

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Negotiates contracts with talent, takes care of rights clearance, co-operates in negotiating financing contracts (subventions, tax credits etc.) and other legal paperwork that might be needed (e.g. immigration).

accountant

February 4, 2012

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Manages the budget, controls costs, makes sure that people get paid. Accounting in film is well-known for using many creative techniques. This phenomenon is called Hollywood accounting or Hollywood bookkeeping. We’ll right more soon. Right know you can find some information here: Hollywood Accounting on Wikipedia

due day

January 27, 2012

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The exact day on which payment should be effected (or some other task completed – e.g. delivered).