As an Independent Filmmaker, (a.k.a. the Producer of a/your Project), you will be auditioning independent Boom Operators for your Project. As an independent the Boom Operator is not an employee, nor partner, nor agent of the Producer and/or of the Production Company.
The Boom Operator is responsible for the placement of microphones for the recording of voices and sounds. A Boom Operator is an assistant of the Project’s Sound Mixer. The Boom Operator may place wireless microphones on Actors and about the shot. Most of the time the Boom Operator handles a long “fishpole” with a microphone attached to the end. A sturdier version is called a “fisher boom” that allows the operator greater control over their microphone from a greater distance.
Signing this contract the independent Boom Operator is assigning any and all Rights to their performance over to the Producer.
This Agreement between the independent Boom Operator 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.
Boiler–plate clauses, amongst others in the Agreement, include: 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.
This Agreement is part of the Producer’s Agreement.