A Independent Filmmaker/Producer/Investor will want the Literary Acquisition Agreement to acquire all or some rights in a literary property such as a novel or screen play or short story or a play, etc. The Filmmaker/Producer/Investor typically use the acquired Rights to write/obtain screenplays/movie rights to the Literary Material.
The Use Of Literary Material Release is designed to acquire permission to use a copyrighted literary work in a film or television program or other Project. The Agreement confers a non-exclusive Right to use such Literary Material in exhibition, advertising, promotion, or exploitation.
The Filmmaker/Producer/Investor will want Owner/Writer to warrant that they own all the Rights she/he/they are selling, free and clear of any other obligations (encumbrances). The Owner/Writer will disclose their copyright registration number so that Filmmaker/Producer/Investor can check the copyright records and review the chain of title to ensure they obtain all the Rights they desire.
This Agreement between the Owner/Writer and the Producer is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend. This is the “Short Form” release form of two pages, and six clauses. 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 Producer’s Deal and the Investor’s Deal.