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The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers, 2nd Edition by Thomas A. Crowell

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A FILMMAKER'S GUIDE TO CONTRACT LAW

 

 

 

In this section you will learn the basics of contract law. Topics include:

  • What is a contract? (p. 368)
  • The elements of a valid contract (p. 368)
  • Express and implied contracts (p. 371)
  • Breach of contract (p. 371)
  • Remedies for breach of contract (p. 372)

CONTRACT LAW: AN OVERVIEW

THE SCRIPT OF THE DEAL

A contract is a portrait of a transaction—the script of the deal. It is a legally enforceable agreement that spells out the rights and obligations of each contracting party.

  • If one party breaches the contract, the other party may sue for damages, usually money. (See “Breach of Contract,” p. 371.)
  • If money is not sufficient compensation, equitable remedies may apply, such as injunctions, which are court ...

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