Hollywood and the Law

Paul McDonald, Eric Hoyt, Emily Carman, Philip Drake

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    Abstract

    Since the earliest days of cinema the law has influenced the conditions in which Hollywood films are made, sold, circulated or presented – from the talent contracts that enable a film to go into production, to the copyright laws that govern its distribution and the censorship laws that may block exhibition. Equally, Hollywood has left its own impression on the American legal system by lobbying to expand the duration of copyright, providing a highly visible stage for contract disputes and representing the legal system on screen.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherBritish Film Istitute
    Number of pages288
    ISBN (Print)9781844574773
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

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