This legal template serves as an Agreement to Commission a Screenplay Writer under UK law.
This document outlines the terms and conditions between a party (the "Producer" or "Commissioning Party") looking to hire a professional screenplay writer (the "Writer" or "Commissioned Party") to create an original screenplay for a specific project or production.
The template covers various crucial elements, including the scope of work, deliverables, intellectual property rights, compensation and payment terms, deadlines, confidentiality, warranties, termination clauses, and dispute resolution mechanisms. It aims to provide a clear and legally binding framework that protects the interests of both parties throughout the engagement. It is crucial for all parties involved to carefully review and negotiate the specific terms of the agreement before signing to ensure a mutually beneficial and productive working relationship.
The commissioning production company's rights to the screenplay
The number of drafts the writer is contracted to produce
The payments the writer will receive
Whether the writer will receive a share of profits from the film
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