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Make Your Movie by Barbara Freedman Doyle

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Chapter 11

Protecting Yourself and Your Movie

SETTING UP A PRODUCTION COMPANY

Look at the opening few minutes of most films these days and you will see a veritable laundry list of proprietary credits. Sony Pictures Entertainment presents a Beach Glass Entertainment Production of a Laughing Lamb film, starring… etc., etc. What is this all about? Well, usually the studio is the distributor (and possibly at least partially the financier). Beach Glass Entertainment may be the production company that brought the project to the distributor and often will be the company that developed and actually produced the movie. And Laughing Lamb? Could be the director’s company. Could be the star’s company. Could be the company that was created just for the production ...

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