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

The following TMT practice 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...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for TMT?

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

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