The Documentary Feature Editor Agreement is specifically designed for documentary feature or film producers to hire an editor for a documentary project.

This contract is a legal document that details the terms and conditions between a Producer and an Editor.

This Agreement contains all the essential terms and conditions including compensation, term, rights transfers, and more.  Running a documentary is very different from a scripted story and needs specialized contractual terms.

Having the right deal in place is essential to protecting you and your production. Without the right contract in place, 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 title for distribution or acquisition. The right contract not only secures rights in the correct way, but it also helps create better relationships with all those on your production. A good contract aligns people so they can know their rights, responsibilities, duties, and obligations from the beginning.

Other names for this Document:

Film Editor Agreement, Documentary Contract for Editor, Documentary Film Editor Template, Documentary Feature Editor Contract.

Approximate time to complete contract:  4-5 Minutes

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What is it?

The Documentary Feature Editor Agreement covers the essential contract terms between a Producer and an Editor.

This standard Documentary contract covers:

  • The Start Date of the Agreement
  • The name of the Documentary
  • 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 does it work?

Use this document to explain the relationship between a Producer and an Editor.

Some things needed to build your custom Documentary Feature Editor Agreement:

  • Names of the Parties
  • Addresses of the Parties
  • Emails of the Parties
  • Name of the Production
  • Dates of Recording
  • State for Venue and Choice Provisions

Once you have completed drafting the Documentary Feature Editor Agreement, you will be able to save to edit further, download a PDF or send to the other party for electronic signature.