If you’re a Writer you’ve worked long diligent hours perfecting your script. If you’re an Investor, Producer, Director or Actor you’ve searched long and diligently for the perfect Project. Now you are ready to begin the film, music video, stage play, documentary etc.
Do not give the Script away. Do not give the story line away. Insure yourself against gossip and leakage about your project.
This Agreement, between the Confider and the Recipient of the confidential information, is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and understand. This is a three page, twelve clause legal document. 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 Actor’s Deal, Director’s Deal, Producer’s Deal, and the Investor’s Deal.
Confider Name: ______________________________________________
Recipient of Confidential Information: ____________________________
Regarding the Project named: ___________________________________
(hereinafter referred to as the “Project”)
Project Genre: _________________________________________________
(film, music video, stage production, game show, etc)
1. Confidential Information.
The above named and below signed Confider proposes to disclose certain of her/his/their confidential and proprietary information (the "Confidential Information"), to the above named and below signed Recipient regarding the above named Project. Confidential Information shall include all scripts, characters, settings, locations, special effects, costuming, make-up, lighting, sound, data, materials, products, technology, computer programs, specifications, manuals, business plans, software, marketing plans, business plans, financial information, and other information disclosed or submitted, orally, in writing, or by any other media, to Recipient by Confider regarding the Project. Nothing herein shall require Confider to disclose any of its information.
2. Recipient’s Obligations under Agreement
A. Recipient agrees that the Confidential Information is to be considered confidential and proprietary to Confider and Recipient shall hold the same in confidence, shall not use the Confidential Information other than for the purposes of its Project business with Confider, and shall disclose it only to those involved in the Project on a specific need to know basis. Recipient will not disclose, publish or otherwise reveal any of the Confidential Information received from Confider to any other party whatsoever except with the specific prior authorization of Confider.
B. Confidential Information furnished in tangible form shall not be duplicated by Recipient except for purposes of this Agreement. This includes any and all scripts and or script revisions, photographs, film etc. . . . (continued)