Tag: Compliance

Accounting Provisions Contracts

Accounting Provisions in Contracts

Creators Should Always Consult With An Experienced Entertainment Attorney To Help Navigate Accounting Provisions In Contracts Film studio accounting has always been tricky to understand, for just about everyone. That is why being knowledgeable about what contract terms say in regard to accounting for film projects can help writers, actors, directors, and producers ensure they […]
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A Guide to States and Film Tax Credits

A Guide to States and Film Tax Credits

Exploring the Top States for Filmmakers and Their Lucrative Tax Credit Programs In the world of entertainment, one of the key considerations for filmmakers is often where to shoot their next project. It's not just about finding the perfect location or the ideal setting; it's also about the financial incentives that states offer through film […]
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California Assembly Bill 5 and its Impact on the Film Industry

California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), enacted in 2019 and later amended in 2020, brought significant changes to the entertainment industry, specifically with respect to freelance independent contractors working on films. AB5 changed how companies were meant to classify workers, and individuals who were previously deemed W-9 independent contractors were now suddenly considered W-2 employees. Being […]
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Uncovering Fair Use

Navigating Copyrighted Material as an Artist As a creative individual, you are constantly gathering inspiration from the world around you, including from other people—their books, films, pictures, or anything else. So how do you draw inspiration without infringing on the copyrighted material of others? A concept that is crucial to understand in answering this is […]
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film finance and production legal

The Essential Guide to Financing Your Independent Film

Navigating Regulation D If you're an independent filmmaker seeking investment funds for your next project, congratulations! You’ve reached a significant milestone! The prospect of film financing may seem daunting, but the starting place should be understanding the regulatory landscape surrounding private offerings. This will be crucial for securing film financing while staying compliant with federal […]
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Employing Child Actors in California Entertainment Productions

Ensuring Success and Compliance In the vibrant world of entertainment, the inclusion of child actors adds depth, authenticity, and charm to productions. From heartwarming commercials to blockbuster movies, the presence of young talent captures the imagination of audiences worldwide. However, behind the scenes, the employment of child actors in California comes with a unique set […]
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