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Learning the business side of the film industry can be a daunting task. On-the-job training is treacherous, basic texts quickly become outdated, and treatises can overwhelm with detail. Moreover, it is one thing to know the general outlines of the business and legal aspects of film production, and quite another to feel prepared to negotiate a contract. This is particularly true in the area of film financing, where new techniques emerge with every deal. Producing, Financing and Distributing Film fills a unique niche by providing a concise one-volume introduction to the business side of film that is detailed and transaction-oriented. With the caveat that it is an introduction and not a definitive work, it is easy to recommend this text as an addition to the entertainment industry section of any law or business library.

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15 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. 199 (1992).