JUST PUBLISHED! 2ND EDITION RISKY BUSINESS

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ORGANIZING YOUR COMPANY Choice of Business Entity Sole Proprietorship General Partnership Limited Partnership Corporation Limited Liability Company (LLC) 2. UPDATED AND REVISED $26.95 CONTENTS FILMMAKER SELF-DEFENSE CHECKLIST 1.

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JUST PUBLISHED! 2ND EDITION RISKY BUSINESS

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

ORGANIZING YOUR COMPANY Choice of Business Entity Sole Proprietorship General Partnership Limited Partnership Corporation Limited Liability Company (LLC) 2. UPDATED AND REVISED $26.95 CONTENTS FILMMAKER SELF-DEFENSE CHECKLIST 1.

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Risky Business at UCLA February 20, 2010

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Topics include organizing your company, raising financing via pre-sales, debt and limited partnerships, negotiating tactics, principal terms of the acquisition/distribution agreement, cross-collateralization and creative accounting. Limited Enrollment. Mark will present his "Risky Business: Financing & Distributing Independent Films" seminar at at UCLA on February 20.

Risky Business at UCLA February 20, 2009

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Topics include organizing your company, raising financing via pre-sales, debt and limited partnerships, negotiating tactics, principal terms of the acquisition/distribution agreement, cross-collateralization and creative accounting. Limited Enrollment. Mark will present his "Risky Business: Financing & Distributing Independent Films" seminar at at UCLA on February 20.

Risky Business at UCLA February 21, 2009

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Topics include organizing your company, raising financing via pre-sales, debt and limited partnerships, negotiating tactics, principal terms of the acquisition/distribution agreement, cross-collateralization and creative accounting. There is limited enrollment so enroll early to assure a place. Attorneys for the conservative group Citizens United claim the law limits "core political speech rights" and is unconstitutional.

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Risky Business at UCLA February 21, 2009

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Topics include organizing your company, raising financing via pre-sales, debt and limited partnerships, negotiating tactics, principal terms of the acquisition/distribution agreement, cross-collateralization and creative accounting. There is limited enrollment so enroll early to assure a place. Attorneys for the conservative group Citizens United claim the law limits "core political speech rights" and is unconstitutional.

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MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED

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April 7, 2004 In this newsletter: MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED "Risky Business" is the comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project. Starting with the basic organization of the company and the preparation of production, collaboration, and screenplay agreements, it covers in detail everything from raising money via loans, presales, and investors through finding, contracting with, and policing the finished project's distributors.

Suit Brought against WGA

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Topics include organizing your company, raising financing via pre-sales, debt and limited partnerships, negotiating tactics, principal terms of the acquisition/distribution agreement, cross-collateralization and creative accounting. Writer-director William Richert has sued the Writers Guild of America West in Los Angeles Superior Court over its practice of collecting foreign levies for writers who aren't WGA members.

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Suit Brought against WGA

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Topics include organizing your company, raising financing via pre-sales, debt and limited partnerships, negotiating tactics, principal terms of the acquisition/distribution agreement, cross-collateralization and creative accounting. Writer-director William Richert has sued the Writers Guild of America West in Los Angeles Superior Court over its practice of collecting foreign levies for writers who aren't WGA members.

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WRITERS’ CLAIM AGAINST AARON SORKIN DISMISSED

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Mark will discuss how financing can be obtained through pre-sales, debt, and limited partnerships. No advance registration is required. September 3, 2003 WRITERS’ CLAIM AGAINST AARON SORKIN DISMISSED by Chrys Wu, paralegal to Mark Litwak Writers Kyle Morris and William Richert lost their case before a New York federal court. They wrote a treatment and script called “The President Elopes,” which Castle Rock Entertainment agreed to co-produce.

WRITERS’ CLAIM AGAINST AARON SORKIN DISMISSED

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Mark will discuss how financing can be obtained through pre-sales, debt, and limited partnerships. No advance registration is required. September 3, 2003 WRITERS’ CLAIM AGAINST AARON SORKIN DISMISSED by Chrys Wu, paralegal to Mark Litwak Writers Kyle Morris and William Richert lost their case before a New York federal court. They wrote a treatment and script called “The President Elopes,” which Castle Rock Entertainment agreed to co-produce.

Frequently Asked Questions: Distribution

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If you have a great script (romantic action adventure) and you raise the negative costs through private funding (limited partnership, etc.) You should never take money from investors until you have given them a written limited offering memorandum, sometimes called a prospectus. Answer: Yes, attorneys are becoming much more careful in limiting what rights their clients are granting. Answers from Mark Litwak, Attorney At Law.