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    Deferred Compensation Agreement for Film Production

    $12.49

    If you're a struggling filmmaker trying to make your movie on a shoestring budget, try the deferred compensation approach.

    • This Deferred Compensation Agreement is between the producer, investors and other stakeholders in the motion picture.
    • The Agreement outlines the cast, crew, budget, and production schedule of the film.
    • The Agreement breaks down how revenues received by the producer from the film will be applied: first, to payment of outstanding payables, secondly to repaying the investors, and then to the other principal stakeholders.

    A Deferred Compensation Agreement allows you to reduce your upfront costs during production of the film by deferring payment until the film is generating revenues.

    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    SKU: 7420
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    Feature Film Business Plan

    $29.99

    Would-be investors will need to see a well thought-out plan before they commit any money to your film project. Write yours with this fully editable Feature Film Business Plan template which includes:

    • a financial plan section, describing how the money will be raised for the project, how the funds will be used, and the assumptions on which the revenue model is based;
    • a summary of how revenues are disbursed;
    • a determination of ROI (return on investment);
    • potential income projections;
    • instructions to help you complete each section;
    • a Confidentiality Agreement to protect against disclosure of your proprietary information.

    Buy the Feature Film Business Plan template, download it and get started on your plan today.

    Script Nondisclosure Agreement

    $12.49

    Screenwriters, before you submit a script for evaluation, get this Script Nondisclosure Agreement signed to protect your rights and guard against disclosure of details of the script to third parties.

    • The Nondisclosure Agreement (or "NDA") should be signed by any potential producers with whom you have discussions with respect to developing and producing the script.
    • The producers agree to keep all information strictly confidential and not disclose it to any third party.
    • The writer is disclosing the information to the producer solely for the purpose of allowing the producer to evaluate the script for development into a film project.
    • The confidential information is not to be disclosed to any party except those employees of the producer who have a need to know, and such employees must be bound by a confidentiality agreement with the producer.
    • If the producer determines the script is suitable for development, the parties will commence negotiations in that regard.

    Don't let unscrupulous producers rip off your story ideas. Get a signed Script Nondisclosure Agreement.

    Confidentiality Agreement for Film Project

    $12.49

    Do you own the rights to a project being considered for production as a motion picture? Protect those rights with this Confidentiality Agreement for Film Project.

    • The Agreement should be signed by any producer or filmmaker with whom you've been discussing the possibility of developing a project using your material.
    • The producer agrees to keep all information strictly confidential and not disclose it to any third party.
    • The producer will use the information solely for the purpose of evaluating whether to go ahead with a film treatment of the material, and will only disclose the information to individuals that you have approved in writing.
    • The producer will indemnify you against any loss or disclosure, and from all actions, claims or costs arising out of any breach of the agreement by the producers.

    Don't risk having someone else use your ideas - get them to sign the Confidentiality Agreement form before you let them see your material. This is a digital template that can be re-used as often as you like.

    Certificate of Authorship of Screenplay

    $6.29

    You've commissioned an original screenplay from a writer. Now get the writer to sign this Certificate of Authorship. The screenwriter certifies that:

    • The screenplay was written as a work made for hire commissioned by the producer, and that the producer is deemed to be the author of the work.
    • The work is original and not in the public domain, has not been adapted and does not violate or infringe upon any other person’s statutory or common law rights.
    • The producer owns all right and title to the screenplay, and has the right to make any changes to the material, and the writer waives all moral rights (”droit moral”).
    • The writer will not make any claims or demands against any assignee or successor in interest of the producer.
    • The writer will have no right to enjoin or restrain the distribution or exploitation of any motion picture or other material based on the screenplay.

    The Certificate of Authorship of Screenplay form is an important part of the documentation you need to establish your rights to the material. Download it for your production forms library.

    Film Producer Employment Contract

    $29.99

    Every filmmaker knows you can't make a movie without a producer. Hire one for your project with this downloadable Film Producer Employment Contract.

    • The producer will be responsible for supervising and assisting with different aspects of the film making, including cast auditions, location scouting, hiring crew, photography, editing, and post-production.
    • The producer will receive a weekly salary, as well as deferred compensation (in first position of all contingent deferments), and contingent compensation.
    • The production company will have complete control of the production of the film and will own all rights to the motion picture, including all intellectual property rights.
    • The producer agrees to assign to the production company all rights in any material that he/she may have been responsible for writing or creating.
    • The producer will be entitled to a producing credit on all prints of the film and in paid advertising.
    • The parties agree to submit any disputes to AFMA arbitration.

    Even if you're making a low-budget feature, you need to have your contracts in writing. The Film Producer Employment Contract can be tailored for each specific project and re-used again and again, which saves you money.