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Documentary Materials Release

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The Documentary Materials Release allows a documentary producer to license the use of film footage, photographs, and other material in the final production of a documentary.

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

It covers the essential elements of the relationship such as:

  • Date of Recording
  • Ownership Rights
  • Release Date
  • Use Rights of Recording
  • And More.

This documentary film, feature, or series agreement is a core agreement in the Documentary category. In addition, using archival film footage, photographs, and other materials is a common practice in documentary productions.

This Agreement helps producers clear the rights to materials used in the Documentary. This is essential to securing all the rights needed for the Documentary project. Also, it allows you to gather footage or other materials for use in the Documentary.

This easy-to-use Documentary Materials Release is essential to getting the rights to use another’s footage in a Documentary. In addition, getting the release in place is essential to broadcast or display the Documentary. Without it, the Documentary can’t be shown.

This Agreement outlines the terms and conditions of the use of the footage. It is a general release that allows the footage to be used in a documentary format; it contains essential terms and conditions for the transaction.

Other names for this Document:

Materials Clearance Release, Clearance Release, Clip and Materials Release, Documentary Clip Release, Documentary Film Clearance, Documentary Clearance.

Approximate time to complete contract:  4-5 Minutes

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What Is It?

The Documentary Materials Release covers the essential contract terms between a Producer and a Licensor.

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 to Use This Document

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

Some things needed to build your custom Documentary Materials Release:

  • 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 Materials Release, 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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