In this book, esteemed television executive and Harvard lecturer Ken Basin offers a comprehensive overview of the business, financial, and legal structure of the U.S. television industry, as well as its dealmaking norms. Written for working or aspiring creative professionals who want to better understand the entertainment industry - as well as for executives, agents, managers, and lawyers looking for a reference guide - The Business of Television presents a readable, in-depth introduction to rights and talent negotiations, intellectual property, backend deals, licensing, streaming platforms, international production, and much more.The book also includes breakdowns after each chapter summarizing deal points and points of negotiation, a glossary, a list of referenced cases, and a wealth of real-world examples to help readers put the material into context.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 A Beginner's Guide to the Television Industry chapter 2 The Life Cycle of a Television Series chapter 3 The Intellectual Property Context of Television (Or, When Do You Need to Acquire Underlying Rights?) chapter 4 Underlying Rights Agreements chapter 5 Talent Agreements chapter 6 Backend chapter 7 Exclusive Studio-Talent Relationships chapter 8 Network and Streaming Licenses and Studio Co-Production Agreements chapter 9 Sample Economic Model chapter 10 Unscripted Television.