Saturday, May 28, 2011

Covering the Legal Bases On a Movie

On our film, "The Solomon Bunch," one of the producers and I have been using this book from the American Bar Association for drafting contracts. They have contracts already made up for agreements with writers, actors, directors, crew, locations and much more. With a few adjustments here and there, we have been able to do ourselves what should have cost us several thousand dollars. The revisions are easy, since an accompanying CD-Rom has all the files available in text document form. I would recommend this book to any filmmaker as I cannot imagine a simpler way to go about it. The fact that it is from the ABA lends credibility as well, since many similar products that are available come from other filmmakers and not necessarily a legal authority. You can find the book on or buy it from us when we finish our movie.