Rights Acquisition CLE
Rights Acquisition: A Primer on Acquiring Rights for Film & Television Projects

$125.00

Clear

Live Webcast/Rebroadcast – You watch the course online at the specified date and time shown below. You can ask questions and receive answers during the course.

On-Demand – You watch the course anytime and will have access to the course 24/7. Our On-Demand courses are available within 5-10 business days after the original recording and accessible for one year.

Course Description

This program was recorded on November 13, 2020

Acquiring the underlying rights is the first step in the development of any film or television project. Depending on the rights being acquired you will need an agreement to help facilitate the transaction.

Attorney Joshua A EdwardsJoshua A Edwards
Joshua provides strategic guidance on a wide range of film, television and production agreements for above-the-line talent, independent producers and production companies. A former talent representative, Joshua has significant experience at the negotiation table, complemented by a macro-level understanding of the film and television industry and in-depth knowledge of the deal terms available to above-the-line talent, producers and production companies. This multifaceted experience enables highly effective negotiations and sophisticated dealmaking.

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1.5 General Credit

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1. Shopping Agreement

– What is It? What to look for when I receive one? What provisions should I include if I am drafting one? What are some common pitfalls I should avoid?

2. Option/Purchase Agreement (Book)

– What is It? What to look for when I receive one? What provisions should I include if I am drafting one? What are some common pitfalls I should avoid?

3. Option/Purchase Agreement (Screenplay/Teleplay)

– What is It? What to look for when I receive one? What provisions should I include if I am drafting one? What are some common pitfalls I should avoid?

4. Option/Purchase Agreement (Life Rights)

– What is It? What to look for when I receive one? What provisions should I include if I am drafting one? What are some common pitfalls I should avoid?

5. Rights holder vs Producer

– General Advice when representing each one

6. Drafting or Reviewing contracts for these agreements

– what to look for and what to avoid

7. Common Pitfalls / Practice Tips / Creative Solutions