As an Independent Filmmaker, (a.k.a. the Producer of a/your Project), you will be auditioning Independent Extras for your Project. As an Independent the Extra is not an employee, nor partner, nor agent of the Producer and/or of the Production Company.
An independent Extra is a background performer, (a.k.a. “BG”), who does not speak any dialogue (other than general background chatter). Extras may include any special ability extras such as those who perform work which requires special skills such as playing tennis, dancing, or riding animals, or principle actor stand-ins, who are used as substitutes for another actor while the camera crew blocks shots and sets lights, and photographic doubles of the principle actors.
Signing this contract the independent Extra is assigning any and all Rights to their performance over to the Producer.
This Agreement between the independent Extra and the Producer is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend. This is a three page, twelve clause legal document. 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.
Boiler–plate clauses, amongst others in the Agreement, includes: confidentiality clause, waiver of Extra’s Rights to future compensation, dismissal for drug/alcohol/illegal photographs/nuisance etc. Your Lawyer will draft any and all other clauses for your Project’s unique situations and circumstances.
There are two forms of this Agreement. The first agreement is drafted for the Extra’s free/gratis grant of her/his/ Acting skills in the Producer’s Project. The Project may be a film, music video, stage play, documentary, animation/cartoon voice-over etc.
The second form of the Agreement is the Independent Extra for Pay.
This Agreement is one of the contracts in the Director’s Deal.