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The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Eve Light Honthaner

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Chapter 10

Deal Memos

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This chapter provides a few of the most commonly used deal memo forms. If you need one that isn’t here, check with your project attorney or legal affairs department. No one should do a picture without the help of and/or guidance from an entertainment attorney, but for those of you who do much of the legwork on your own before having an attorney check over your work, you can access fundamental industry-related legal guidelines and basic agreements and contracts from books such as Mark Litwak’s Dealmaking for the Film and Television Industry and Contract for the Film & Television Industry (SilmanJames Press) and The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers by Thomas A. Crowell (Focal Press). But again, because this isn’t ...

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