Legal Issues for Producers & Writers

Every movie is going to involve multiple agreements between producers and writers, so everyone needs to understand this process and have a working knowledge of the various contracts that are used for story development. This class will cover the most common situations encountered by independent filmmakers. What contracts are necessary for optioning an existing screenplay or novel? What contracts and deal points are needed when hiring a writer for polish, rewrite, adaptation, or complete original script? Learn all of this and more, and leave with sample contracts.