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Documentary Shopping Agreement

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The Documentary Shopping Agreement is used between a producer or owner of a documentary feature or episodic series idea or source material and a shopping agent to find a buyer, financier, producer, and/or distributor for the documentary.

This contract is a legal document that details the terms and conditions between Rights Holders and a Documentary Agent.

It covers the essential elements of the relationship such as:

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

This industry-standard Shopping agreement can be used for a completed project, simply an idea, or source material rights like a book, magazine article, or archival footage.  It contains essential terms and conditions such as compensation, term, duties, and obligations of the parties.

A Documentary Shopping Agreement is an essential contract when using an agent to shop your documentary idea.  It is similar to a Film Shopping Agreement but drafted specifically for Documentary Projects.  When you outline the terms and conditions in a clearly defined contract you help make sure that everyone is on the same page before things get started.

A good contract helps business relationships and ensures that everyone understands what is required of them.  A good contract is also essential to keeping the parties out of expensive court battles.

Other names for this Document:

Film Documentary Shopping Agreement, The Shopping Agreement for Film Documentary, Documentary Agent Agreement, Film Shopping Agent Agreement.

Approximate time to complete contract:  4-5 Minutes

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What Is It?

The Documentary Shopping Agreement covers the essential contract terms between Rights Holders and a Documentary Agent.

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 Rights Holders and a Documentary Agent.

Some things needed to build your custom Documentary Shopping 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 Shopping 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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