As an Independent Filmmaker, (a.k.a. the Producer of a/your Project), you will be auditioning an independent Art Director(s) for your Project. As an Independent the Art Director is not an employee, nor partner, nor agent of the Producer and/or of the Production Company.
The Art Director on a Project will command a role as an Administrator setting tasks and running the Art Department. The Project may be a film, music video, stage play, documentary, animation/cartoon etc.
The Art Director coordinates with the Set Designer, the Set Decorator and Production Designer. Liaison with the construction department is important. Budgeting, scheduling and overall quality control are the Art Director’s responsibilities. On a smaller Independent Project the Art Director will probably also fulfill the jobs of the Set Designer and Decorator.
Signing this contract the independent Art Director is assigning any and all Rights to their work performance over to the Producer.
This Agreement between the independent Art Director and the Producer is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend. This is a four page, thirteen clause legal Agreement. The Agreement may be filled in on your computer or printed out and filled in later. Your Lawyer will draft any and all other clauses for your Project’s unique situations and circumstances.
Boiler–plate clauses, amongst others in the Agreement, include: confidentiality, dismissal for drug/alcohol/illegal photographs/nuisance etc., engagement dates, and termination notice. Your
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 Director’s Deal, the Producer’s Deal, and part of the Investor’s Deal.