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    Make-Up and Special Effects Agreement


    Acquire the services of a make-up artist to do character and special effects make-up for a motion picture with this Make-Up and Special Effects Agreement.

    • The make-up artist is retained as an independent contractor, not as an employee.
    • The make-up artist is responsible for maintaining and storing the effects for a specified period of years after shooting wraps on the film.
    • The make-up artist will consult with the producer at all stages of designing and completing the make-up effects.
    • In addition to a fixed fee, the contractor will be paid a percentage of the merchandising net profits from exploitation of the effects.
    • The producer agrees to pay SAG scale compensation for crew required for set operations, and SAG pension and health ⁄ welfare plan contributions.
    • The make-up artist is responsible for paying all of its employees, and for supplying all materials and supplies used to create the make-up and special effects.
    • All rights (including all proprietary rights) in and to the effects are the property of the producer, and the producer agrees not to disclose details of the design or manufacture of the effects, except as required for merchandising or for subsequent productions.

    Download this Make-Up and Special Effects Agreement template and create specialized contracts for your film shoot without spending all of your budget on legal fees.

    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    Last Updated: 14-April-2016
    SKU: 8963
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    USA Motion Picture Crew Deal Memo (Non-Union)


    Sign up non-union employees to work on your film project with this USA Motion Picture Crew Deal Memo (Non-Union).

    • The crew member's employment is to be exclusive to the production.
    • The Deal Memo is not a guarantee of employment or a guarantee that the producer will use the employee's work in the motion picture.
    • Overtime must be approved beforehand. No compensation is paid for days not actually worked, including sick days and holidays.
    • The producer will provide transportation, accommodation, meals an per diem for out-of-town locations.
    • The employee will not be reimbursed for the use of his/her vehicle and mobile phone unless approved by the production manager.
    • Provisions for box ⁄ kit rentals. The producer is not liable for loss or damage unless caused by the producer's negligence.
    • The employee's services are provided on a "work made for hire" basis, and all proceeds belong to the producer. The producer has the right to use the employee's name and likeness for press kits and promotional materials.
    • Drug and alcohol use at work is grounds for immediate dismissal.
    • The employee will receive a screen credit at the producer's discretion.

    Get the USA Motion Picture Crew Deal Memo for non-union productions and save yourself a lot of time and money on legal fees.