As an Independent Filmmaker, (a.k.a. the Producer of a/your Project), you will be auditioning independent Casting Directors for your Project. As an independent the Casting Director is not an employee, nor partner, nor agent of the Producer and/or of the Production Company.
A vital member of any Project is the Casting Director and her/his staff. During pre-production the Casting Director screens prospective Actors and Extras as required. This process may involve individual interviews for selected Actors to massive recruiting of Extras in public calls. The Talent is then introduced to and considered by the casting panel made up of producer, director, choreographer or any other person so chosen by the Producer and Director. They make the final decision on employing the Actors and Extras.
This panel is looking for individual Actors ability and an Ensemble chemistry that will light up the screen.
Signing this contract the independent Casting Director is assigning any and all Rights to their performance over to the Producer.
This Agreement between the independent Casting Director and the Producer is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend. This is a four page, twelve clause 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: waiver of Casting Director’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.
This Agreement is part of the Director’s Agreement, and part of the