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Agreement To Commission A Screenplay Writer

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Genie Team
Genie Team
Oct, 10 2023

When to use this template

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.

Key issues covered in this template

  • Amend invalid provisions
  • Citizenship and residency requirements
  • Data processing
  • Defamatory, breaching, or infringing
  • Incapacity
  • Modification or deletion of provisions
  • Personal data protection
  • Producer's profits
  • Remedies for breach
  • Title and right
  • N/A

What to watch out for

  • 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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Genie Team

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The Genie Team consists of lawyers and paralegals. Our aim is to open source the law and provide high quality, regularly reviewed legal documents.

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Business activities

Relevant sectors

Media

Relevant company sizes

1 - 3

20 - 49

250 - 999

4 - 19

50 - 249

1000 +

Governing law

England and Wales

Language

English UK

Gender neutral

Yes