At a time when Cinema is reaching new heights and every other movie is racing for being a member of the prestigious 100 Crore Club. . Do we need to pause and ponder over the exclusive rights of the Producers? Film making is an art which requires great skill and mammoth human resource. Then why is one person, or in some cases, a group of persons credited with the hard work of hundreds of people. Is the glitz and glamour of the movies has more in store than meets the eye? Time is ripe to question the monopoly of the producer and study the work of artists who work hard to produce what we see on screen as cinema goers. This work takes you back into the history of Copyrights in Cinematographic Works in various jurisdictions and also brings to light the nature of work contributed by each artist to make a Film a success on screen.