As an Independent Filmmaker, (a.k.a. the Producer of a/your Project), you will be auditioning independent Costume Designer for your Project. As an independent the Actor is not an employee, nor partner, nor agent of the Producer and/or of the Production Company.
Costuming a Project is a big operation. The costume Designer must meet all the Actors and Extras, note their physical size and place a costume on them that is appropriate for the period depicted and the Actor’s part in the Project. Costumers may visit costuming warehouse to search though thousands of costumes for just the right costume for the Actor and Extras in the Project. It is often a very time consuming job with long hours of searching and fittings. The Costumers may be obliged to do alterations. The Director has the final say on any and all Actors and Extras costumes.
Signing this contract the independent Actor is assigning any and all Rights to their performance over to the Producer.
This Agreement between the independent Costume Designer 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 Actor’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 one of the contracts in the Actor’s Deal, Director’s Deal, Producer’s Deal, and the Investor’s Deal.