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2015 year in review – Entertainment Law Update Episode 69

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The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.

Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com

Here's what we talked about…

Production Services Agreements

A commonly used, but often misunderstood type of contract used throughout the entertainment industry is the Production Services Agreement. This short article will attempt to demystify and explain the use of such agreements, but shouldn't be treated as a substitute for real legal advice from a lawyer you've hired to help you determine the best overall deal structure for your project.

What is a Production Services Agreement?

A Production Services Agreement is a contract between a financier, distributor (sometimes), or a lead-producer who wishes to hire a production company to handle all of the boots-on-the-ground aspects of producing a film, television program, commercial or other media production (we'll call this the “Project”). The production company brings to bear all of its expertise, knowledge, personnel, and other resources to produce and deliver the Project according to the financier's specifications. Continue Reading

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