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COMPANY [Full name of production company including “Limited”] [Address] (“the Company” which expression shall be deemed to include the Company's successors in title, licensees and assigns) [Name of Contributor] [Address] (“the Contributor”) [Role or capacity to be undertaken by the Contributor] (“the Services”) [Dates to be worked by the Contributor] (“the Engagement Period") [Name of film] (working title) (“the Film”) [one pound (£1) (receipt of which sum is acknowledged)] [OR] [Insert fee agreed payable as to [Insert payment schedule in each case on receipt of a proper invoice]] ("the Fee") [Insert if any] 200_
2. CONTRIBUTOR 3. ROLE/CAPACITY 4. DATES OF ENGAGEMENT 5. FILM 6. FEE
7. SPECIAL CONDITIONS 8. DATE OF AGREEMENT
In consideration of the Company's reliance on this Agreement and its promise to pay the Fee, the Contributor shall make the Services available to the Company on the terms set out in this Agreement. For and on behalf of Accepted and agreed by
_______________________ [NAME OF PRODUCTION COMPANY]
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the consideration payable under this Agreement includes a payment in respect of the rental and lending rights which represents adequate and equitable compensation for the assignment of the rental and lending rights. critic or correspondent of any newspaper 2. without any further payment to the Contributor and the Contributor grants any and all performer’s consents in respect thereto to the Company. if there is a resort or subjection to such jurisdiction in relation to this Agreement.2 5.1 1. the internal affairs of the Company or the commercial relationship of the Company with any financing partner to any journalist. reversions and extensions and thereafter in perpetuity to the extent permitted by law whether the right to such renewals. with the right to make use of the products of the Contributor's services in respect of this Agreement and the Film and all allied and ancillary rights in the Film as it shall decide. For the purpose of the copyright law of the United States of America and any jurisdiction which does not recognise an assignment of future copyright. adaptation or translations or on the grounds that the products of the Contributor's services have been subjected to a derogatory treatment. other than to their professional advisers.CONTRIBUTOR'S AGREEMENT ["Name of Film"] STANDARD TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT 1. 2. The Contributor irrevocably and unconditionally waives in perpetuity all moral rights that the Contributor may have in and to all the products of the Contributor's services in respect of this Agreement and the Film and all allied and ancillary rights in the Film. 1. this Agreement. whether vested or contingent in and to all of the products of the Contributor's services in respect of this Agreement. the products of the Contributor's services are and will be deemed to be written as a "work made for hire" and the Company shall be deemed the author.3 2. likeness or any biographical material in connection with the publicity and advertising and exploitation of the Film and all allied and ancillary rights in the Film by all means and in all media throughout the world in perpetuity and the Contributor grants to the Company all consents under the Act to make the fullest use of this right and the fullest exploitation of the products of the Contributor’s services provided in this Agreement. the Contributor with full title guarantee. photograph. make any statement. General In consideration of the payment by the Company to the Contributor of the sum of one pound (£1). featurettes. support.1 4. reversions or extensions now exists or is hereafter created by the laws in force in any part of the world.2 2. the Film. in any country of the world in and to the products of the Contributor's services in respect of this Agreement and the Film and all allied and ancillary rights in the Film and any part or version or adaptation of the Film. The rights granted include all rights of communication to the public by satellite. This assignment shall be without reservation or condition and so that no right of any kind. cable retransmission rights and all rental and lending rights.1 DeptPrecs/Film&TV/Film/H18 . irrevocably assigns to the Company. nature or description is reserved by the Contributor. The Company may make films and sound recordings of the Contributor’s physical likeness and voice for “behind the scenes” promotional films. Publicity and Promotion The Company may issue publicity and advertising including the Contributor’s name. announcement or give any information directly or indirectly relating to their engagement. by way of an exclusive assignment of present and future copyright.5 3. to hold the same unto the Company absolutely. If there is a conflict between the Deal Terms and the Standard Terms of Engagement. 4. receipt of which is acknowledged. The Contributor shall do all reasonable further acts and execute all reasonable further documents as may be required to vest in or further assure to the Company the rights expressed to be granted to the Company by the Contributor in this Agreement. documentaries.2 2.4 2. 3. the entire copyright and all other rights. throughout the world in all languages for the full period of copyright and all renewals. and the benefits of any provision of law known as "droit moral" or any similar law in any country of the world and undertakes not to institute. the Deal Terms shall prevail. title and interest of whatsoever nature. DVD “extras”. whether arising under Sections 77 to 85 (inclusive) of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. 5. EPK’s and the like and reproduce the Contributor’s physical likeness and voice and exploit the same by all means and in all media throughout the world in perpetuity. The Company shall be the sole owner of the copyright in the Film. maintain or permit any action or lawsuit in any part of the world on the grounds that the products of the Contributor's services. revivals. Buy Out The Fee is a complete buy out of all rights and the Contributor shall not be entitled to any further sums whatsoever by reason of the exploitation of the Film or any allied and ancillary rights in the Film.1 Composition of Agreement This Agreement shall comprise the Deal Terms and the Standard Terms of Engagement. revivals. as amended ("the Act") or otherwise. Further.1 4. the Film and all allied and ancillary rights in the Film or any version or adaptation of them or any derivative right or product in any way constitutes an infringement of any moral rights or "droit moral" of the Contributors or is in any way a defamation or mutilation of the products of the Contributor's services or contains unauthorised alterations. without the Company's prior written consent. whether now known or hereafter existing. the Film and all allied and ancillary rights in the Film. Confidentiality The Contributor shall not.
this judgment shall not affect the remainder of this Agreement. In the event of any breach of this Agreement by the Company.2 6.7 6. Miscellaneous The Company gives no guarantee that the production of the Film will proceed to completion and the Company is not obliged to include the products of the Contributor’s services in the Film.or publication or to any person.6 6. the Contributor remedy shall be an action at law for damages. 6.9 DeptPrecs/Film&TV/Film/H18 . If any clause or any part of this Agreement or its application to any party shall for any reason be adjudged by a court or other legal authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid. The provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to this Agreement and no term or condition of this Agreement shall confer or be construed as conferring any right on any third party.5 6.8 6.2 The Contributor shall not at any time do anything detrimental to or say anything detrimental about the Film. END 6. the terms of which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver by the parties of any failure by them to perform any covenant or condition of this Agreement shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach of any covenant or condition of this Agreement. and the Contributor shall not have the right to rescind this Agreement or terminate the rights granted in this Agreement or to enjoin or injunct the Film or the exploitation of the Film or any allied and ancillary rights in the Film. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be deemed to constitute or create a partnership or joint venture between the parties and neither party shall hold itself out as the agent of the other. the Company or any persons involved in or associated with the Film. The Company shall be entitled to assign this Agreement to any third party.4 6. if any actually suffered. 5.1 6. announcement or information might reasonably be anticipated. The laws of England shall govern this Agreement and the English courts shall have non exclusive jurisdiction. film or company by whom or in circumstances in which the repetition or publication of any statement.3 6. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties in respect of its subject matter and replaces any previous agreement(s) relating to the subject matter and may be varied only in writing signed by the parties.
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