2.1 Making sure your project is legal
With the kind of complex and iterative processes that film production entails, it’s really important for a producer to know that they fully own the rights needed in order to develop the project.
This is where lawyers come in. Lawyers have a very important role in the film industry because so much of the value chain works on the basis of agreeing contracts. The terms of those contracts vary depending on the circumstances of the property and the deal. Here’s lawyer Charles Moore talking about how he approaches the development process when working with his clients.