It’s a good idea for writers and editors to put themselves in the place of producers. Sadly that means understanding many of the issues you can find at the Entertainment Law Resources website.
Legal issues come up almost every day for producers. The more we all understand about the needs of distributors, studios and those who invest in films, the clearer our positions will be. For example there’s an interesting article on the legal issues behind raising money using product placement in films and TV.
There’s also an article on a simple way for writers to protect their interests when pitching a movie idea to producers.