If you need to know residuals, you've come to the right place.


Residuals Chart

Entertainment residuals are complex, but this 2018 residuals chart (or, for older product, the 2015, 2013 or 2010 versions) summarizes them in just a page or two using color coding. If you deal with residuals, you'll want to click for a copy. It's used around town, and The Hollywood Reporter and Backstage loved it. The chart works best as a reminder of the formulas for those who already know them or who are studying the text of the union agreements. To really learn the subject, you'll need the residuals book below.

(Note to linkers: don't link to the above pdfs, because the filenames change when I upload new versions of the chart. Instead, link to http://jhandel.com/residuals.)

Entertainment Residuals: A Full Color Guide

This residuals book uses color coding to describe residuals, the complex union reuse/royalty payments that are specific to the entertainment industry. The book explains residuals from the ground up, yet delves deeply into the details: the formulas, sideletters, international issues, economic facts, history, policy debates and more. It will be available in 2018, and will be about 300 pages. The 2015 interim edition is available here, but please note that it is a 200-page unofficial edition with many tbd's (but also much content). I have been using it with my students at Southwestern and USC law schools for several years.

Residuals Merchandise

People told me the residuals chart was a work of art and I figured that meant it was too pretty not to wear. That's why you can get residuals t-shirts, coffee mugs, keychains and even a men's tie at CafePress and Zazzle. Silly but fun, they're the perfect gift for anyone who works with these mind-numbing formulas day in and day out. (Currently they feature a pre-2014 version of the chart.)