DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION PART I

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Now let's turn to domestic deals. However, many domestic deals also encompass the Bahamas, Bermuda, Saba Island, St. Simply because certain television channels have satellite footprints that cover these areas, and licensors demand these rights be included in any deal. It is customary for independent producers to enter into separate foreign and domestic deals. So it can be difficult to tell what kind of distributor they are dealing with.

Frequently Asked Questions: Contracts

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Question: About six years ago, I wrote and directed a short film and the contract I signed stipulated that any future work based on said material would have to be produced by the producer I originally signed with. Looking back, I now realize it was a foolish deal to sign. Most talent agreements provide that even if the talent negotiates a deal directly, the deal is commissionable by the agent as long as the agency agreement remains in force.

Frequently Asked Questions: General Questions

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Second, you should always insist on a written contract or deal memo covering the essential terms of the deal. Even though this person knows that my foster mother wrote the song (the "friend" admitted it), they say my foster mother cannot receive any of the royalties because her name was not on the original manuscript. Answer: No one sets a standard as to what a net profit definition should be, although many of the major studios have similar definitions.