The Independent Filmmaker/Producer/Investor will want to employ a Director of Photography with a vision agreeable to the hirers. On any set or location of a Project the Director of Photography is a commander. The Director of Photography will be hired for the period of principal photography and may or may not be needed beforehand to prepare for filming (pre-production) and time afterwards to assist in editing (post-production)..
The Director of Photography may have the right to select key personnel such as the Editor, and perhaps certain Assistants or Crew. A Director of Photography is typically hired on an exclusive basis, preventing her/him from accepting outside employment and/or working on more than one Project at a time
This Agreement between the independent Director of Photography and the Producer/Investor is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend. This is a five page, seventeen 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 Director s Deal, the Producer’s Deal, and the Investor’s Deal.