Everyone dreams of producing films, web series, and other media with friends. But often the reality proves to be a nightmare. Many people who take the risk of working with those they love and admire eventually lose money and time along with the relationships they valued so much.
In this workbook and three supporting videos you learn . . .
- When working with friends, or production partners you’re very friendly with, makes sense.
- Why following your natural instincts in working with your friends will usually translate into disaster for you and for them.
- How things usually go wrong when friends produce projects with one another. It’s not in the ways or for the reasons you most likely expect.
- How to build and structure co-production deals so everyone can do their job and be fairly compensated for their work.
- How co-ownership of a production company works, and why sometimes it’s a really rotten idea.
- Alternatives to co-owning a production company that may well leave all parties, and the project, much better off.
- How to negotiate a deal to co-produce a project while still remaining friends.
- How to smoothly handle problems caused when one or more co-producers fails to come through on their commitment.
- How to minimize your legal costs before, during, and after a production project with friends.
- How to part ways amicably and why parting ways is the natural end to every working relationship with friends.
- Videos Included: Avoiding Litigation & Contract Fundamentals created by Nancy Fulton and Attorney Justin Sterling will help you avoid creating contracts by accident, being defrauded, being involved in illegal activities, and ensure you know how to protect yourself and your work if you have to. Intellectual Property Fundamentals will help you understand when something you have created, or are about to create, creates a joint work multiple people own and can sell or a work no on owns and can sell.
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