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What Every Independent Film Producer Should Know About SAG-AFTRA
What Every Independent Film Producer Should Know About SAG-AFTRA

“There is this perception in the independent film community that working with SAG-AFTRA is either too expensive or there is too much paperwork. I believe ...

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Did EMPIRE steal P. Diddy’s life story? P. Diddy Seems to Think So
Did EMPIRE steal P. Diddy’s life story? P. Diddy Seems to Think So

The rumors are spreading: P. Diddy (also known as Puff Daddy, Diddy, and Sean Combs for those that can’t keep up) has accused producer Lee ...

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The Right of Publicity: Why Marilyn Monroe Still Makes More Money Than You
The Right of Publicity: Why Marilyn Monroe Still Makes More Money Than You

Every year Forbes Magazine posts an article entitled, “The Top-Earning Dead Celebrities,” and in 2014, Marilyn Monroe came in at #6 with $17 million. The ...

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Why Cutting ‘Entertainment Attorney’ from the Budget is a Bad Idea
Why Cutting ‘Entertainment Attorney’ from the Budget is a Bad Idea

If you’re like every other independent film producer, you’ve asked yourself the following question at least once: what can I cut from my budget without ...

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THE INTERVIEW Canceled: FBI Eyes North Korea
THE INTERVIEW Canceled: FBI Eyes North Korea

“Dear Sony Hackers: now that u run Hollywood, I’d also like less romantic comedies, fewer Michael Bay movies and no more Transformers.” This tweet, sent ...

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Keep it Simple: What You Need to Establish Chain of Title
Keep it Simple: What You Need to Establish Chain of Title

“Chain of Title” is the industry term used by distributors, financiers, studios, and networks to describe the official record of ownership in a property or ...

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BATMAN VS... EXTRA? Why You Need to Take the NDA Seriously
BATMAN VS... EXTRA? Why You Need to Take the NDA Seriously

Last week, a background extra from the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice leaked details of a female Robin character to a Michigan news ...

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Why the Poor Man’s Copyright Will Keep You Poor
Why the Poor Man’s Copyright Will Keep You Poor

So true, so false: the poor man’s copyright protects your creative work. False. Don’t believe this old wives’ tale for a second. Long, long ago, ...

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