Documentary Shopping Agreement
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.