What is a Rights Purchase Agreement in Film?

What is a Rights Purchase Agreement in Film? Unsure about the different types of contracts involved in the acquisition of intellectual property rights for your film production? You’re not alone! The different option agreements and purchase contracts in a typical film production can be confusing for those just entering the film industry. What is a […]

Understanding Editor’s Contracts for Film Producers

Understanding Editor’s Contracts for Film Producers Film projects will pass through a number of stages including pre-production, production, and post-production during which there will be contracts between freelancers, contractors, and employees along the way. As an independent film producer, especially if you’re new to the industry, you might find yourself a bit confused at the […]

What to Look for in a Film Editor’s Contract

What to Look for in a Film Editor’s Contract When a film leaves production and enters the phase of post-production editing? It’s in the form of many raw clips and independent files. That are clearly not a cohesive mix. It’s not until the film reaches the hands of the editor. And passes through several more […]

Understanding Intellectual Property Rights for Film Producers

Understanding Intellectual Property Rights for Film Producers Independent film producers face challenges with intellectual property rights on a regular basis. Whether it’s their desire to use intellectual property within their own film productions. Or it’s protecting their intellectual property rights to prevent things like copyright infringement or other serious implications. So, learning how to navigate […]

Important Contracts for Documentary Film Producers

Important Contracts for Documentary Film Producers

As an independent film producer you spend a lot of time establishing the appropriate paper trail that is required to prove that you performed due diligence in every aspect of your research and production filmmaking. From the earliest inception of an idea to produce a documentary, through the final stages of distribution, the most important […]

What Should I Expect with a Film Distribution Contract?

What Should I Expect with a Film Distribution Contract? Independent film producers face a number of potential options when it comes to negotiating a distribution contract that’s most suitable for their film. Whether distributing on cable television, inside theaters, or streaming. Through one of the many on-demand services available, distribution channels are abundant these days. […]

How to Use a Film Equity Investment Agreement to Finance Your Film

How to Use a Film Equity Investment Agreement to Finance Your Film

Film investors are aware of the risks involved in putting their money behind a film project. But they still want to be sure that everything possible is done to ensure their investment funds are managed properly. Learning how to use a film equity investment agreement to finance your independent film project may provide the missing […]

What’s In a Screenplay Writer’s Agreement?

What’s In a Screenplay Writer’s Agreement? The screenplay writer’s agreement is a unique document that is used to outline the details of a screenplay. And the sharing of payments or profits that might be made from the film’s later distribution. As a screenwriter, it’s important to understand how the screenplay writer’s agreement works. And what’s […]

Is Errors and Omissions insurance for a Documentary Film Hard to Get?

Is Errors and Omissions insurance for a Documentary Film Hard to Get? Independent filmmakers are frequently shocked when they first see how much errors and omissions insurance costs. And the fact that they have to carry the policy for a period of between 3 and 5 years on average. Even for a documentary film production. […]