Entertainment attorney Christopher Schiller sheds light on the current dispute between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents to help writers understand the Code of Conduct and its impact on writing careers.
With the pursuit of a career in film, it's always important to evaluate when it might be time to throw in the towel. Or can you? Christopher Schiller examines the when and how to call it quits... or if you even should.
One of the first decisions a writer makes it choosing what medium to tell your story. Christopher Schiller highlights the dangers that could lurking in your choice of medium.
Is your story idea safe? Christopher Schiller explores three very different films created from a shared idea to calm writers fears about the potential theft of an idea.
Christopher Schiller takes an in-depth look into the finally completed Orson Welles film, The Other Side of the Wind.
Film profits are complex to determine and require attention to the details most specific to your use. Will you be able to find a definition that works for you? As with all the topics Entertainment Attorney Christopher Schiller covers in his column, it depends.
Christopher Schiller breaks down a selection of facts or fallacies in the film business, providing advice on how to navigate the myths floating around Hollywood.
Chris Schiller breaks down a selection of facts or fallacies in the film business into three groups: People, Business Skills and “The Deal.” Within each section a statement is made that is either a fact or a fallacy within our industry. Take a guess then read on to see Chris' assessment...
Christopher Schiller sheds light on the history of the inclusion rider and how to avoid potential pitfalls that may arise when implementing one.
In business, information is often the most valuable part of your arsenal, so protecting it is key to business survival. Christopher Schiller sheds light on the non-disclosure agreements, explaining when and why to use an NDA.