Whether a large publishing conglomerate or a part-time writer or actor, this book is indispensable. Full of common sense and jargon-free explanation, The Media and Business Contracts Handbook not only provides contract templates for every situation, but encompasses everything you need to know about all aspects of the media world, ensuring that no legal detail is overlooked in the creative rush.
Greg Hill, MD, Atlantic Publishing
The Media and Business Contracts Handbook has always been for us the "go to reference" whenever any film or media contract drafting has been required, now in the excellent and updated Fifth Edition it has brilliantly embraced the digital and app world continuing to give us as film producers all the comprehensive data that we need all in one place, in the same clear and very readable style that has separated it from all others, as the premiere contract reference source in the industry. Wholly recommended.
Philip Ettinger, CEO, Ettinger Brothers Film Productions
As a publishing company requiring agreements from book titles to brand licensing and photographic to digital content rights, this handbook is probably going to be the most useful and cost effective tool that we have invested in this year.
Jeremy Yates-Round, Managing Director UK & Europe, Haynes Publishing
Clear, concise and written with the layperson in mind, this is the essential reference book for any media contract negotiation and the Fifth Edition brings it bang up to date by covering all aspects of digital publishing. From content provider to publisher, trademark licence to sponsorship agreement – and all avenues in between – this is an invaluable resource.
Louise Dixon, Senior Editorial Director, Michael O'Mara Books
… invaluable in dealing with all sorts of agreements with which I have little experience from apps and image rights to television presenting and merchandising. Good sections, also, on letters of engagement, film and tv deals, publishing agreements and dealing with defamation on the internet.
Andrew Lownie, best-selling author and literary agent (review of a previous edition)
Many media lawyers will find it difficult to believe that the first edition of this very handy manual was first published 31 years ago. Such has been its popularity that it is now in its sixth edition, and still going strong...All in all, a most useful resource.
The Commonwealth Lawyer