For many filmmakers when it comes to contracts and other legal matters they are totally lost and negligent it, only to find out later that the damage caused by these missteps can’t be easily undone. Check this short list of things to watch out for created be The Independent.
… 1. Get professional help. Always have a recommended entertainment lawyer review any contract (broadcasting, funding, licensing) before signing. If you can’t bring a lawyer, bring an advocate to negotiation meetings. Having an experienced producer on your side during a negotiation is the next best thing to having a lawyer with you (and in some cases may even work better). It also helps to talk to other filmmakers. They may not be willing to go ‘on the record’ about their experiences with specific funders and broadcasters, but they might be willing to talk confidentially to other filmmakers….
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