My "Pocket Lawyer for..." guidebook series from Focal Press is designed as a legal and business toolkit for independent media creators and artists.


The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

This no-nonsense reference provides fast answers in plain English with no law degree required! It is designed to help you reduce legal costs by providing the vital information you need to make informed decisions on the legal aspects of your film, video, and TV productions. Actors get hurt, copyrights are infringed, and contracts are broken. Big-budget producers have lawyers on retainer, but as an independent filmmaker, you are left legally exposed. Arm yourself with the practical advice of a TV-producer-turned-entertainment-lawyer.


The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators

The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators is the FIRST dedicated legal guide to the comic book industry. It is designed to help emerging artists and veteran professionals in the comic book industry build a solid foundation of business and communication practices that they need to thrive in today's ever-changing, uncertain world of indie comics. Readers will learn to protect their copyrights, negotiate publishing deals, hire artists so everyone wins, and learn the ins and outs of key contracts with this helpful resource. 


If you are a filmmaker and you are unsure of how legal issues such as copyright, contracts, production incentives, defamation, or fair use might affect your production, you may be leaving yourself vulnerable to being attacked by... Zombie Lawyers!