Book Review: Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif
Non-Fiction / December 3, 2010

I got this book for free. The publisher has been kind enough to make available two (2) copies for those who are interested. About: “The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking” by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif is a guide to help an individual sift through the mountains of legal forms in order to produce an independent film. The book includes a CD-ROM with the forms in MS-Word format. Thoughts: What am I doing reviewing a legal guide? When I was contacted by Laurén at MWPR | Entertainment Public Relations my first response was “thanks but no thanks“.  I said that I was not in the movie business and might possibly be able to review the book as a book – but I have no idea if the content of the guide is helpful or even accurate. Laurén said that it’s OK and sent me the book anyway.  That was just fine with me as I am interested in movies as well as find the law fascinating. After I read the book I gave it my friend Jonathan Mankuta (IMDB profile).  Jon has been a friend for many years, he is an actor (“Lost”, “Hollywood Treasure”)…

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