Internet Filmmakers' FAQ
Provides a list of frequently asked questions for filmmakers relating to legal issues involved in the filmmaking process.
- Are there any legal problems with using a specific product in my film?
- Can I use a song or other copyrighted work in my film if I change ... percent of it?
- Can treatments be sold to film studios or production companies to adapt them into screenplays?
- Do I need permission to use locations in my city?
- Do I need permission to use my actor's image in my own films?
- Do I need to get my film rated before I can show it to an audience?
- Do you need to form a company to make a film?
- How do I 'copyright' my company's name?
- How do I check whether my movie name is available?
- How do I copyright my script?
- How do I get the rights to adapt a book into a screenplay?
- How do I get the rights to use a song/music in my film?
- How do I prepare a prospectus and/or investor memorandum for my film?
- How do I start a film production company?
- If I show my character watching TV, do I have to get permission show whatever is on the screen?
- If I use fake guns in a public place am I leagally obligated to inform the local police?
- Is it necessary to obtain a release from everyone whose face appears on camera?
- What good legal resources are out there?
- What is a deal memo?
- What type of insurance should a filmmaker consider?
- What's the deal with referring to copyright/trademarked material in a script?
- Why should I copyright my work?
We don't have any unanswered questions in this category at the moment.
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