An Introduction to Contractual Issues in the Film and Television Industries
About this Program
The development, financing, and production of films and television programs involves the complicated process of drafting and negotiating numerous contracts and agreements. In this comprehensive and compelling course, entertainment law expert Stacy Lynch provides a thorough introduction to film and television law and examines the elements of basic film and television deals. Ms. Lynch offers guidance on how to secure creative content through option and purchase agreements and discusses standard purchase prices for television pilot programs, episodic television series, and feature films. Special attention is paid to the key stages of pre-production, financing methods, rights and content clearance, and distribution. Blending passion, humor, and keen insight into the entertainment field, Ms. Lynch presents viewers with an excellent primer on legal, business and creative issues in film and television and the role of the entertainment lawyer in the film and television industries.
I. A Basic Introduction to Television Law
II. Acquisition of Underlying Rights or Original Screenplay
III. Option and Purchase Agreements
IV. A Basic Introduction to Film Law
V. Acquisition and Pre-Production
VI. Financing, Production, and Distribution
It sounds like a interesting area of law to practice in, too bad I dont live in Los Angeles!
Not an area that I practice but found material very interesting & well presented. Lovely, personable speaker!
EXCELLENT! I will watch this again!
Very informative, I learned a lot.
Ms. Lynch is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her subject. Film and TV contracts is an area of law that is fascinating and sounds very fun. She did a really good job with this presentation and the time just flew by.
Good introduction to interesting subject.
love her passion for the topic
Very interesting lecture. Actually, I would not mind shadowing her during her work day in order to find out more about the practical application of her subject matter.
This seminar is PACKED with a lot of helpful info. It should have been broken down into three parts. This speaker should be contracted for a part-two and part-three. Good job Ms. Lynch
I found this very informative but written from the producers point of view . Would have liked to see it address from writer/author point of view too.
I would like to see additional information in the entertainment area.
very informative overview and insight on the business of film and media properties!
Subject matter is of interest.
Great presentation, really good speaker - seemed like she hardly needed her notes. Good substance, sage advice on consulting attorneys in other practice areas.
Great topic. Thanks.
Very informative, information I can really use. Thanks.!
Very interesting topic.
this course was fun and informative
Excellent speaker. Expert on the subject matter.
Good introduction to the contract issues that arise. I'd appreciate Ms. Lynch doing a follow-up on this presentation regarding the effects of the economic situation in this crazy world in another six months or so. This seminar was clear, cogent and well done.
Excellent and thorough basic course. I look forward to more courses from this speaker.
This was a great intro or primer for an entertainment lawyer in tv and film. Ms. Lynch took a very exhaustive subject matter and simplied it, while also highlighting the important matters that the attorney must consider ito competently and successfully represent a client in these fields.
A fun and informative look at a field most of us do not get to experience. The presenter knows her stuff and enthusiastically presents it to the audience. A+++
Very informative, should be in three parts.
Stacy Lynch was very personable and knowledgeable presenter.
Great introduction! Looking forward to Part 2!
A good cursory review of TV and film deal making.
Long agao I worked for 3 years as a lawyer at a NYC talent agency, and I found this course to be an excellent overview on the topics presented, with a thoughtfully shared point of view. Thank you, Stacy Lynch!
The subject matter is in an area I am not familiar with, so I found the techincal aspect interesting.
In general the course adequately highlighted and discussed significant issues that must be cosidered by attorneys handling film and television projects.
Awesome! Clear, concise, really helpful!
I liked how practical the advice was.
good intro level overview.
Great job Stacy!
very confident, an excellent presenter
Very clear presentation from what seemed like a very knowledeable attorney.
Good for beginners
Stacy Lynch is one of the best presenters on Lawline.
A really excellent, succinct summary with very useful written materials!
Learned a huge amount
Speaker was excellent
The speaker did a very good job of giving a lawyer wanting to practice in this area a foundation for beginning