Independent Filmmakers who shoot on location without securing a Location Release may be subject to liability if an accident occurs. And, without such Location Releases it may be difficult to purchase Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance and survive the scrutiny of a Distributor’s Legal Department.
Location agreements should be sought from landowners or land possessors when shooting on private property and from the appropriate government owner/Administrator, (municipal, county, state, province, federal, etc.), when shooting on public property. Always make certain that the Owner/Official signing the Location Release has authority to grant such permission.
This Location Release between the Owner/Official and the Producer is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend. This is a five page, eleven 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 Release is part of the Director’s Deal, and the Producer’s Deal.