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    Actor Deal Memo | USA


    Write up the terms on which a performer will be hired for a motion picture with this USA Actor Deal Memo.

    • The contract contains provisions for both SAG and non-union performers. Just choose the appropriate clauses for your project.
    • The wardrobe clause states that the actor will provide all wardrobe items, other than period costumes or specialty items which will be provided by the producer. You can amend this provision to fit the circumstances.
    • The producer has exclusive right to use the actor's name and likeness in connection with the picture. The producer will also have all merchandising rights, and will pay the actor a pro rata share of the gross revenues (less distribution fees) derived from the use of the actor's name or likeness in connection with merchandising.
    • The contract contains two dispute resolution clauses, one for SAG actors and one for non-union actors.
    • The contract also contains an employment eligibility requirement, in accordance with US immigration laws.
    • The performer gives the producer the right to make deductions from the performer's pay and remit them to the Motion Picture and Television Relief Fund.

    Somebody has to write those deal memos. It's easy if you use the downloadable, customizable USA Actor Deal Memo template.

    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    Last Updated: 19-February-2021
    SKU: 8133
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    USA Crew Deal Memo for Movie or TV Production


    Indie filmmakers have a lot to do. Writing deal memos for your crew will be much easier with this template for U.S. movies and TV productions.

    • The employee is responsible for remitting his/her own income taxes and payroll remittances, but the production company will remit the employee’s union dues.
    • The employee must complete the required Form I-9 and comply with immigration verification employment eligibility provisions.
    • The employee’s services will be rendered exclusively to the production company during the period of employment.
    • The production company is not responsible for damage or theft of personal items unless they are covered by insurance under a kit rental agreement.
    • Screen credit is at the discretion of the producers.
    • The parties agree to binding AFMA arbitration in the event of a dispute.

    Don't let the paperwork bog you down. Buy and download this USA Crew Deal Memo for Movie or TV Production template, and see how much easier preparing those employment contracts can be.