Paperwork & Money

A Guide to Copyright for the Creative Professional

Copyright can be a scary word for the uninitiated. But it’s not that confusing to grasp the fundamentals of the laws that help protect creative professionals and their work. As a creative professional, your work is often governed by copyright law. It’s not exactly a topic that most of your clients will be familiar with, Read MoreRead More

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Bidding on a Freelance Project

Bidding on projects as a creative freelancer is a tricky proposition. Sasha Kovaliov sets up 3 question you need to ask yourself before submitting a bid. Are you committing to every project or a bid that comes your way? If the answer is yes, chances are that you are simply wasting your time and money. Here are 3 simple Read MoreRead More

‘Hobbit’ Lawyers Threaten ‘Age of the Hobbits’ Movie

Asylum Studios is known for making films with titles that can easily be confused with big blockbusters. There’s no question what they’re trying to do… but now Warner Bros. is taking legal action. That question is at the center of an escalating legal spat between producers of the upcoming big-budgetThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and a Read MoreRead More

Kickstarter Will Not Save Artists From the Entertainment Industry’s Shackles

Evengy Morozov writes about a study that shows crowd funding only benefits a certain kind of movie. To see how the highly decentralized world of social media could disrupt the hegemony of established taste-makers in music, design, or fashion, look no further than Kickstarter. Just like Wikipedia redefined the process of creating an encyclopedia, this Read MoreRead More

A Guide to Hollywood Unions

In Hollywood, making movies is big business. And were there is big business, the workers unite to form unions. The following list is a sampling of the unions that every large production in Los Angeles will work with in the process of making a film. Read More

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