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Media Law for Producers, 4th Edition by Philip Miller

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5

Playing It Safe: Permits, Releases, Libel, and Production Insurance

As the preceding chapters have shown, part of a producer's job is to think defensively. Producers must anticipate the many legal matters that can come up during production, and they must work to protect their projects against the possibility of lawsuits and other legal challenges. Chapters 2 and 3 discussed ways that carefully written contracts can protect all parties in a media production, and Chapter 4 described steps that producers can take to prevent problems concerning the use of copyrighted materials. This chapter introduces three more weapons that should be part of every producer's defensive arsenal: shooting permits, talent and location releases, and production ...

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