View Full Version : Production Question - Ent. Contracts

08-25-2004, 03:30 PM
Hey guys,

I'm knee deep in the trenches of my first production effort. I just have a quick question that someone might, perhaps, have an answer to. Is there a resource out there - internet or otherwise - where entertainment contracts (music usage rights etc) can be obtained other than hiring an entertainment lawyer? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.


08-27-2004, 01:26 PM
drop your email and i'll send you a zip file

08-27-2004, 01:36 PM

I would also appreciate a zip file. After having three of my short scripts produced in the last 6 months (all of which did not follow my vision of course -- :rolleyes ), I've decided to film one of my own. Even though it has been great seeing my shorts on film, I've been frustrated at the end results.

So, I need some contracts to protect myself and to give to the cool people who have agreed to participate in my production.

Thanks for your help,


08-27-2004, 02:21 PM

Me too, please :D . . . I've been scouring the 'net and various message boards looking for contracts. Any thing you have that might help would be greatly appreciated.


08-29-2004, 09:45 PM
okay - check your email for 3 word doc attachments

Evil Elf the One and Only
08-29-2004, 10:14 PM
If those don't do the trick and you live near a fairly large (1 million+) city, try the central branch of the library and don't dawdle but go straight to the business reference librarian. I can't give you a name because our books are Canadian, but any central library with a competent staff should be able to find you several tomes of legal contracts, and within them find what you're looking for. I've found contracts for actors, writers, producers, directors, development deals, etc etc, and you should be able to as well. Just make it the librarian's problem; they love those kinds of challenges!

And I Got The Producer's Workbook For A Buck In The Sale! (http://terminalcity.diary-x.com)

09-23-2004, 02:14 PM
Can someone please send me the contracts as well.



09-23-2004, 04:22 PM
mark litwak (do a google search) has a CD he did with Movie Magic which you can buy. It's a program that fills in boilerplate contracts.

I would highly recommend you get this. I have used it for distribution and writers contracts. Its worth the $149 - coudl save you thousands.

09-24-2004, 11:09 AM
Is there a free resource out there?

09-24-2004, 11:16 AM
WARNING: Snippy comment to follow:

If your "production" can't afford $150 for the contract templates, you probably don't really need them.

09-25-2004, 12:03 AM
Can I get those attachments! to cbtproduction@hotmail.com


09-25-2004, 07:55 PM
I hate to jump on the "me too" bandwagon, but if anyone who got the contracts could drop them to me at lrutty@maine.rr.com I'd be very grateful.

09-26-2004, 10:22 AM
Has anyone actually got these attachments yet?

09-27-2004, 04:55 AM
If you have the time NG can you email the zip to k_charlemagne@hotmail.com.

Many thanks


09-27-2004, 08:49 AM
okay - i'm sending the contracts to you last 3
let me know if you "didn't" get them

and here's the links to mark litwak's books at amazon
www.amazon.com/exec/obido...81-1423232 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/002-9060381-1423232)