The Biz, 5th Edition (Expanded and Updated) The Basic Business Legal and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry Today s film industry is a legal and financial obstacle course that independent filmmakers must learn to master. The most comprehensive guide to negotiating that obstacle course is The Biz, a highly accessible overview of the industry s important business, legal, and financial aspects. Filled with industry-savvy advice, it clearly explains raising financing business structuring securities laws budgeting essentials dealing with the guilds loans completion guarantees distribution deals video on demand virtual reality calculating net profits film-industry accounting practices and contingent payments copyright, publicity, and trademark laws screen credits and talent demands litigation problems bankruptcy taxation of film companies film-industry business jargon ...and much more, including many useful sample forms and agreements. The 5th Edition adds much new material, including the most current information on video on demand and virtual reality, the thoroughly updates all chapters of the book.
Schuyler M. Moore is a partner in the corporate entertainment department of the law firm Greenberg Glusker, LLP. He has been practicing entertainment industry law since 1981, representing a broad spectrum of clients, including financiers. Moore is the author of Taxation of the Entertainment Industry and What They Don t Teach You in Law School. He is a frequent speaker and writer on entertainment subjects, and he was an adjunct professor at both the UCLA Law School and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The Hollywood Reporter consistently lists Moore as one of the top 100 entertainment lawyers.