Web Series Agreement
From the filmmakers` point of view, it is very important that the company agreement is drafted to ensure that the filmmaker retains full control over the management of the company. Since films are very personal to the filmmaker, the company agreement should include a „contingency plan“ which, as the name suggests, should define the safeguarding plan and the consequences in the event that the filmmaker, for whatever reason, is unable to complete the project. We also recommend that the obligations of filmmakers be defined more precisely in separate employment contracts, so that filmmakers become employees of the LLC and the intellectual property created is held by the LLC according to the traditional principles of „work for remuneration“. Film contracts and agreements protect the rights to their film and are necessary to avoid misunderstandings and risks at every stage, from pre-production to distribution. Agreements must be made with your production team, the cast and crew even before the main photography begins. The investor, meanwhile, will try to negotiate to protect his investment and allow continuity in the event that new creative teams or new members are brought to benefit the project. The filmmakers` lawyers would try to draft the agreement to ensure their clients retain creative control at least during the early stages of production and distribution. The company agreement should also include the investor`s obligations, e.B when and how their money is available to filmmakers. Typically, these agreements require that the investor`s funds be returned to the filmmaker when there is enough money to make „significant progress,“ in a manner defined in the operating agreement. Remember that the best way to avoid any misunderstandings is to clarify the expectations of all parties and write them down along with the contingency plans. It can often be very complicated to use too many extras in a feature film, when there are times when it is indispensable. Manufacturers usually use a standard endorsement that sets the price and credit for extras. Extras may also belong to the SAG and, if so, their employment contracts must contain conditions that meet all the requirements set by the sag rules.
If actors voluntarily present themselves as extras in the film on an unpaid basis, producers should nevertheless have them sign simple release agreements allowing producers to use their name and image in the film. . . .