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School of Law

SOLM087 The Business of Film (Teaching Period C20)

Module Description

This module deals with intellectual property and the international film industries, including the transformative environment of digital technology and user-generated content, through a consideration of protection and commercialisation in key jurisdictions and markets. Topics include the development of a film prospectus, ancillary rights, financing and alternative funding (including crowdfunding models and fan-based theories), development and production, distribution, merchandising and co-branding, film franchises and adaptations, censorship, titles and credits, cast and performers.

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law

Mode of Assessment

3,000-4,000 word essay


15 Credits