Greed is Good

May 14, 2010

The Stars of Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps are at Cannes this weekend.   But, film festivals have traditionally been a means for independent films to find distributors:

The distribution barrier has been appreciably dissipated with the increased attention given to the burgeoning number of film festivals at which completed films are shown and their distribution rights acquired by motion picture distribution companies. ENTERTAIN § 1:9

For more on independent film financing, see PLI OUTLINE–INDEPENDENT FILM FINANCING, 1000 PLI/Pat 701.

For a closer look at the industry, find two major entertainment treatises on Westlaw:

  • Entertainment Law: Legal Concepts and Business Practices (ENTERTAIN)
  • Lindey on Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts, 3d (LINDEY3D)

Finally, check out ABA’s  25 greatest legal movies.