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Feature Documentary Director Agreement

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The Feature Documentary Director Agreement is designed for a single Feature Documentary as opposed to an Episodic or Series documentary.  It can be used for a theatrical Feature Film or for direct broadcast on any channel, including off-content streaming.

This contract is a legal document that details the terms and conditions between a Production Company and a Director.
It covers the essential elements of the relationship such as:

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

The Feature Documentary Director Agreement is a core agreement between the production company or producer and a Documentary Film Director.

Under this documentary contract, the Producer of the feature is hiring the Director as a Work-For-Hire. 
A Documentary Production is very different from a scripted production and requires its own style and type of contract. 

This core Documentary Production Agreement contains all the essential terms and conditions including compensation, term, alternative dispute resolution clause, and more.

Having the right contract in place not only protects you legally but is essential to being able to have all the rights secured in the production in the event of an acquisition.  A good contract also helps build your business with good relationships by ensuring both parties understand what is required of them from the beginning.  With the right contract in place, both parties understand their roles and responsibilities, their duties and obligations, and their rights.

Other names for this Document:

Director Agreement, Documentary Director Agreement, Documentary Film Director Agreement, Film Director Agreement for Documentary.

Approximate time to complete contract:  4-5 Minutes
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What Is It?

The Feature Documentary Director Agreement covers the essential contract terms between a Production Company and a Director.
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 Production Company and a Director.
Some things needed to build your custom Feature Documentary Director 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 Feature Documentary Director 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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