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Documentary Life Rights Option and Purchase Agreement

A Documentary Life Rights Option and Purchase Agreement is an agreement to secure the Option and then Purchase the personal Story Rights of a natural person for use in a Documentary Series of Feature or Episodic Series. This contract has two components, the Life Rights Option and Purchase. At its core, a Life Rights Agreement between a person and filmmaker is an agreement for cooperation to create a film.

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What Is It?

The Documentary Life Rights Option and Purchase Agreement is a core agreement for a documentary producer.  There are two parts to securing the life rights for creating a documentary production.  First, the option on the rights to be able to have time to either raise financing or get distribution and then the actual purchase of the rights if the option is exercised.  This Life Rights Agreement is specifically drafted, by real entertainment and media attorneys to be able to secure life rights for the purpose of making a documentary.  It includes all the essential terms and conditions including compensation, term, and more.

Also known as a Life Rights Agreement, Life Story Rights Agreement, Life Rights Option, or Life Rights Story Option.

Can be used for Feature Documentaries or Episodic Series Documentaries.

Why You Need It

Although there are times documentaries can be made without securing life rights, it is good practice to get the life rights when creating a bio documentary or including someone’s life story within a documentary.  Having the right contracts in place for any production is essential and the only way to be able to secure your production against future issues.  A good contract also helps build good relationships from the beginning so all parties understand their rights and responsibilities, duties, and obligations.  Creators’ Legal contracts are all written by experienced entertainment and media attorneys and are trusted by hundreds of television producers and filmmakers.

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