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  • Laws of movie making, The - production and distribution of independent films
  • Groenewald C
  • ISBN: 9780627026591
  • eISBN: 9780627029127
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 111 Pages | Published: 2006

The laws of movie-making explains the basic legal and business principles behind producing and distributing an independent feature film. This book discusses ways of conceptualising an economically viable idea for a film and procuring financial investment, warns of the pitfalls of production and simplifies the intricacies of international distribution, while showing you how to limit your legal liabilities. It is intended not only for film students and future film producers, but also for lawyers and entrepreneurs who are eager to understand the mechanisms of the film industry.

Charl Groenewald is a practising attorney specialising in entertainment law and director of the law firm Groenewald Van Dyk Inc. He furthered his studies in Los Angeles and is currently also a lecturer in media law at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Motion Picture Academy.For more  information, visit his website at

“It does not only serve as an aid in film schools and production offices, but also makes for a good read.” – Leon van Nierop

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Begin with the end in mind
Chapter 3 Distribution
Chapter 4 Production
Chapter 5 The concept
Chapter 6 Case studies 

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