Security on the Set & on Location
The Independent Filmmaker/Producer/Investor must be aware of Set and Location Security because any shoot is a magnet for people, especially in this day of cell phones and text messaging.
Security should be vigilant all the time because he equipment for a Project shoot is expensive and portable. Innocent look-ee-loos will spoil a scene quickly not to mention intentional nuisances.
This Agreement between the independent Security Company/Personnel and the Producer is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend. This is a five page, eleven clause 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.
Distributor Name (Debtor): __________________________________________
Producer(s) Name (Secured Party): ___________________________________
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. This Security Agreement is made, by and between the Debtor (hereafter called the “Distributor”) and the Secured Party (hereafter called the “Producer”) with reference to the following facts:
2. The Distributor and the Producer have entered into a Distribution Agreement dated as of ____________________, 20___, regarding among other things, the assignment by Producer to Distributor of certain exclusive rights of distribution and exploitation in the above named Project in designated media and non-exclusive incidental rights necessary to exploit the Project (collectively such rights are referred to hereinafter as the "Rights"), all as more fully set forth in the Distribution Agreement.
3. The Distributor and the Producer desire to secure the right of Producer to the Rights upon the terms and conditions of this Security Agreement.
NOW THEREFORE, the Distributor and the Producer agree as follows:
4. The "Collateral" is any and all of the following:
(i) Intangibles: All of the Distributor’s right, title and interest in and to the Rights in the Project as more fully set forth in the Distribution Agreement dated as of __________________, 20___.
(ii) Tangibles: All of the Distributor’s right, title and interest in and to all film elements, videotapes, sound elements, paperwork, and other physical materials of any kind ("Materials") to be used in the exploitation of the Rights in the Project; and
(iii) Proceeds: All proceeds, realized by Distributor from exploitation of the Rights or the Materials in the Project, to which Producer is entitled under the provisions . . . (continued)