Film / TV / Video

Any filmmaking adventure, whether it be a sizzle reel or a potential blockbuster, will have the best chance of viability with the proper contracts in place.  Involving legal counsel at the outset allows for clarity in development and demonstrates your professional commitment to the project.  Legal counsel and proper contracts help establish obligations and boundaries, allowing you the freedom to focus on your film and to maintain positive relationships with writers, directors, talent, producers, and financiers, throughout the project.

We review, draft and negotiate all types of film and television agreements, including:

  • Crew Agreements
  • Development Agreement
  • Director Agreement
  • Life Story Rights Agreement
  • Licensing Agreement
  • Option / Literary Purchase Agreement
  • Producer / Production Services Agreement
  • Reality Show Agreements
  • Releases – Extras / Location
  • Screenwriter Engagement Agreement
  • Talent/Performer Agreement
  • Writer Collaboration Agreement

Independent Filmmaker Package (Bundled Services for a Flat Fee)

In making a film, there are a variety of essential contracts required to protect the integrity of the project as well as the filmmaker.  Without the proper agreements in place, the ability to exhibit the film may be compromised and all of your work for naught.  The best time to perfect your rights to make and exploit the film is at the outset of development. Early investment in legal services will help keep your project viable and valuable.  We offer an Independent Filmmaker Package for a Flat Fee (determined by film budget).

A typical Independent Filmmaker Package would include:

  • Agreements with Talent, Directors, Producers, Agents, and Partners*
  • Crew Agreements
  • Appearance and Participant Releases
  • Location Releases
  • Production and E&O Insurance
  • Script Assignments
  • Independent Contracts / Work-for-hire Agreements
  • Review of guild/union applications/agreements, if applicable

*(excluding financiers)

We can also assist with story rights acquisition, company formation, and investor agreements.

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