Certificate of Origin
The Independent Filmmaker/Producer/Investor will be supporting the greatest distribution world-wide that her/his/their Project can command.
A Certificate of Origin (often abbreviated to CO) is a document used in international trade. It traditionally states from what country the shipped goods originate, but “originate” in a CO does not mean the country the goods are shipped from, but the country where the goods are actually made.
This Agreement is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend. This is a “Short Form” two page, three clause with notarization legal Agreement. The Agreement may be filled in on your computer or printed out and filled in later.
We regularly receive feedback that we have successfully drafted our filmmaker contracts to be as complete as possible for all legal situations. However, should you experience a unique personal situation requiring the drafting of a special clause, please contact us at your convenience. Otherwise, you may be obliged to find a local entertainment lawyer experienced in the film making industry who will draft any and all other clauses for your Project’s unique situation or circumstance.
This Agreement is part of the Producer’s Deal, and the Investor’s Deal.
Certificate of Origin (Notarized) (Short Form)
Project Name: ________________________________________________
Project Genre: _________________________________________________
(film, music video, stage production, game show, etc)
Running Time: ________________________________________________
Principle Actor(s): ______________________________________________
Producer(s) Name: _______________________________________________
Production Company: _____________________________________________
Director(s) name(s): _____________________________________________
Distributor Name: _______________________________________________
Herein this Agreement the independent Filmmaker is called the “Producer”.
This Agreement is between the Licensor (hereafter called the “Producer”) and the Licensee (hereafter called the “Distributor”) for the Distribution of the above named Project.
1. The above named “Producer” has granted to the above named Distributor, throughout (name applicable territory/territories) _______________________________________________________________, the sole and exclusive Right to enter on Producer’s behalf into Distribution Agreements regarding the distribution, exhibition and license . . . (continued)