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Legally Speaking, It Depends – Guild or Union

Entertainment attourney Christopher Schiller explains the legal reasonings and goes into some common legal and business issues that arise from representation by either a Union or a Guild in the entertainment industry. Part 1: First, let’s start with some standard definitions to give us all the same starting points. As the old story goes, David with 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

Content and Control for Online Film

By Jon M. Garon Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC The rules for creating, marketing and distributing films derive from a host of different sources. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences controls the rules for the Academy Awards statuette, the Oscar, while collective bargaining agreements with various trade unions require that their members participate Read MoreRead More

Negotiating Employment Agreements

By Jon M. Garon Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC This is part of a series of book excerpts from Independent Filmmaking, The Law & Business Guide for Financing, Shooting & Distributing Independent & Digital Films designed as an introduction to the many legal issues involved in the filmmaking process. Compensation Packages — Making the Deals Read MoreRead More