As an Independent Filmmaker, (a.k.a. the Producer of a/your Project), you may be auditioning Independent Models for your Project. As an independent the Model is not an employee, nor partner, nor agent of the Producer and/or of the Production Company.
Signing this contract the independent Model is assigning any and all Rights to their performance over to the Producer.
This Agreement between the independent Model and the Producer is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend. This is a three page, eight clause legal document. The Agreement may be filled in on your computer or printed out and filled in later.
Boiler –plate clauses, amongst others in the Agreement, include: waiver of Model’s right to inspect or approve the final cut, confidentiality, dismissal for drug/alcohol/illegal photographs/nuisance etc., engagement dates, termination notice.
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.
There are two forms of this Agreement. The first agreement is drafted for the Model’s free/gratis grant of her/his Modelling skills in the Producer’s Project. The Project may be a film, music video, stage play, documentary, animation/cartoon voice-over etc.
The second form of the Agreement is the Independent Model for Pay.
This Agreement is one of the contracts in the Actor’s Deal and Director’s Deal.
Model Name: ____________________________________________
Producer(s) Name: _______________________________________________
Producer Company: ______________________________________________
Project Name: __________________________________________________
Project Genre: _________________________________________________
(film, music video, stage production, game show, etc)
Herein this Agreement the independent Filmmaker is called the “Producer”.
1. The above named Model hereby gives the Producer, those for whom the Producer may be acting, the Producer’s successors, assigns, licensees and any other designees, forever, the absolute right and permission, throughout the world, to copyright, to renew and extend any copyright, to use, to reuse, to publish and republish photographic portraits and pictures of the Model, or in which the Model may be included, in whole or in part or composite or distorted in character or form, whether already taken or to be taken in the future, in conjunction with the Model’s own or a fictitious or honorary name or title (which the Model now has or may have in the future) or reproductions thereof, in color or otherwise, made through any media at any place for art, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever.
2. The Model also consent to the use of any printed matter and to giving the Model, or not giving the Model, a credit, in the sole discretion of any of the aforementioned parties to whom this authorization and release is given, in conjunction therewith.
3. The Model hereby waive any right that the Model may have to inspect and/or approve the finished product or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection . . . (continued)