Question by Stephen P: On a tiny documentary, what contract should people appearing in it sign?
Student filmmaker here, making a speculative documentary on no budget for a realtor/landlord, interviewing his contractors and tenants and the people he meets in a typical day. Some controversy, like evictions and disputes will probably be a part of it. Is there a small contract available for printout on the internet, to have those appearing in it sign? Any suggestions on what to stipulate if I write my own contract? I want to show it on youtube or something similar as a start, with a T.V show possible as a final goal.
Answer by Stephen A
just a waiver of liability, saying the people interviewed will not sure you for filming them and will not ask for money on this project, etc. You can just make one copy and have them sign and date the list like it was a petition.
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