Film and TV glossary A–B
Film and TV glossary A–B

The following TMT guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Film and TV glossary A–B
  • Abandonment
  • Acquisition agreements
  • Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
  • Advertising, or ad-based, video-on-demand (AVOD)
  • Agreement for engagement of a producer
  • APC Code of Practice
  • Artists Collecting Society (ACS)
  • Association de Geston International Collective des Oeuvres Audiovisuelles (AGICOA)
  • Audiovisual media service (AVMS)
  • more

Film and TV glossary C–D | Film and TV glossary E–H | Film and TV glossary I–L | Film and TV glossary M–P | Film and TV glossary R–S | Film and TV glossary T–W

Abandonment

If a commissioning producer becomes at any time entitled to exercise takeover rights and then, or at any time after, in their sole discretion determines that it is not economically feasible to effect completion of the film they may by notice in writing to the film production company declare abandonment of production of the film.

See: Commissioning agreement between a producer and film production company: Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents [486].

Acquisition agreements

Acquisition agreements are intended for use in circumstances where a company is acquiring from the owner of a film the rights in a number of separate media for a designated territory.

See: Acquisition agreement where a company is acquiring from the owner of a film the rights in a number of separate media for a designated territory: Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents [720].

Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)

The ‘Advertising Standards Authority’ (ASA) is the UK’s independent regulator of advertising across all forms of media.

The UK advertising regulatory system is a mixture of self-regulation for non-broadcast advertising and co-regulation for broadcast advertising, paid for by the advertising industry, which also writes the Advertising Codes