Film Director of Photography Agreement
This Film Director of Photography Agreement is a core contract for film production. The Director of Photography, also known as the DP or cinematographer, is responsible for creating a film’s look. A good DP will elevate a director’s vision and introduce ideas and concepts the director may not have considered.
This Agreement is a legal document that details the terms and conditions between a Production Company and a Director of Photography.
It covers the essential elements of the relationship, such as:
- Date of Recording
- Ownership Rights
- Release Date
- Name of Film Production
- Use Rights of Recording
- And More.
This fully customizable agreement has all essential terms and conditions, including compensation, work-for-hire, term, and credit.
Having the right deal in place is essential to protecting you and your production. Without the right contract, you can expose yourself, your company, and your film.
For films, it is essential to document every deal properly to have a clean chain of titles for distribution or acquisition.
Creating a film contract ensures that the parties making the agreement will have all the proper terms and conditions laid out in advance of the engagement.
Other names for this Document:
Cinematographer Contract, Film Director of Photography Contract, Director of Photography Agreement, Cinematographer Agreement.
Approximate time to complete contract: 6-7 Minutes
Single-Use Contract Unless Purchased with a Subscription
What Is It?
The Film Director of Photography Agreement covers the essential contract terms between a Production Company and a Director of Photography.
This standard Film contract covers:
- The Start Date of the Agreement
- The name of the Film Production
- The Release of Rights
- The Use Rights of the Recording, including promotion and advertising rights.
- The Rights and Responsibilities of the Parties
- Work-For-Hire Language
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Issues, including Venue & Choice of Law
How to Use This Document
Use this document to explain the relationship between a Production Company and a Director of Photography.
Some things needed to build your custom Film Director of Photography Agreement:
- Names of the Parties
- Addresses of the Parties
- Emails of the Parties
- Name of the Film Production
- Dates of Recording
- State for Venue and Choice Provisions
Once you have completed drafting the Film Director of Photography Agreement, you will be able to save to edit further, download a PDF or send to the other party for electronic signature.
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