The Screenwriter Agreement can be used for an Original Script, Adaptation, or a Re-Write. It is fully customizable and details the term, compensation, and more.
This is a legal document that details the terms and conditions between the Production Company/Producer and the Screenwriter.
It covers the essential elements of the relationship such as:
- Date of Recording
- Ownership Rights
- Release Date
- Name of Film Production
- Use Rights of Recording
- And More.
Having the right deal in place is essential to protecting you and your production. Without the right contract in place, you can expose yourself, your company, and your film.
For films, it is essential to document every deal properly to have a clean chain of titles for distribution or acquisition.
Creating a contract ensures that the parties making the agreement will have all the proper terms and conditions laid out in advance of the engagement.
Other names for this Document:
Film Screenwriter Agreement, Screenplay Option Contract, Film Screenwriter Contract, Screenwriter Contract, Screenplay Option Agreement Template, Screenplay Option Agreement PDF, Screenplay Option Agreement.
Approximate time to complete contract: 5-6 Minutes
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What Is It?
The Screenwriter Agreement covers the essential contract terms between the Production Company/Producer and the Screenwriter.
This standard Film legal contract covers:
- The Start Date of the Agreement
- The name of the Film Production
- 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 the Production Company/Producer and the Screenwriter.
Some things needed to build your custom Screenwriter Agreement:
- Names of the Parties
- Addresses of the Parties
- Emails of the Parties
- Name of the Film Production
- Dates of Recording
- State for Venue and Choice Provisions
Once you have completed drafting the Screenwriter Agreement you will be able to save it to edit further, download a PDF or send it to the other party for electronic signature.
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