Independent Filmmaking - New York

NYSBA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Fall/Winter 2015, Vol. 26, No. 3

4 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2017

Date Written: December 1, 2015

Abstract

The focus of this article is to provide guidance for general practitioners & entertainment attorneys in independent filmmaking. In addition, the tax benefits of filming in the State of New York are highlighted.

The purpose of this article is to set out basic information and guidance for general practitioners, entertainment attorneys, filmmakers in general and independent filmmakers in particular, to avoid potential minefields.

Independent filmmaking where producers work outside the Hollywood studio system requires a detailed plan, a bevy of contracts and creativity to attract financing and successful production.

Attorneys are a crucial part of the production team at the very beginning. Filmmakers regularly need legal advice and protection in the form of written contracts such as clearances, releases, licenses and much more.

Keywords: Filmmaking, New York Filmmaking, Copyrights, Intellectual Property, Contracts

Suggested Citation

Johnson, James A., Independent Filmmaking - New York (December 1, 2015). NYSBA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Fall/Winter 2015, Vol. 26, No. 3. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2713816

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