Faculty of Law

Skip to content | Change text size

print version

Monash University

Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2011


This unit deals with the law regarding the production of film and media content. It takes the student through the production of a hypothetical film and highlights the legal issues that arise. The unit also highlights the legal problems that will confront a lawyer or producer during pre-production, production, post-production distribution of a film or other media product, and offers ways of dealing with those problems.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. the legal and practical issues relating to producing a film or other form of media project, including
    • financing the project
    • the hiring of creative talent, cast and crew
    • obtaining location approvals
    • tax incentives and liabilities
    • co-production arrangements
    • distribution arrangements
  2. the relevant law regarding contractual, financing and copyright issues.


Research assignment (3,750 words): 50%
Take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%

Contact hours

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)