Script Submission Agreement
Are you a film or TV producer who solicits scripts from screenwriters? Have the writers make their submissions in writing under the terms of this Script Submission Agreement.
- The screenwriter acknowledges that the submission of the script and the execution of the Agreement does not create confidential or fiduciary relationship between the screenwriter and the producer.
- The screenwriter represents that the material submitted is an original work, and that s/he is the sole owner.
- The screenwriter will not be entitled to compensation for the use of similar or identical material developed independently of the writer's submission.
- The screenwriter releases and indemnifies the producer against claims, loss and damages.
Don't accept any original material unless it's accompanied by a signed Script Submission Agreement. If you do, you could open yourself up to a future legal claim.