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					This is an agreement entered into between a film producer and an editor for the
provision of manuscript editing services for a motion picture film. This agreement can
be customized to ensure that the understandings of the parties are properly set forth.
Additionally, this agreement includes “Schedule A” which provides what work the editor
is expected to complete under the agreement. This agreement should be used by
potential editors and the producers of a motion picture film.
                        SCRIPT EDITOR AGREEMENT

THIS SCRIPT EDITOR AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) made effective as of the _____ day of
______________, _______ [Instruction: Insert Date] (the “Effective Date”), by and between
__________________________        [Instruction:   Insert      name       of     Producer,
______________________________ [Instruction: Insert Address] (hereafter “Owner”) and
_____________________        [Instruction:      Insert       name         of      Editor],
______________________________ [Instruction: Insert Address] (hereafter the “Editor”).

WHEREAS, Owner owns and/or controls the rights in and to an original book-length manuscript
(the “Manuscript”) of approximately ________ [Instruction: Insert Number of Words] words
in length, with a working title of “________________” [Instruction: Insert Title] (the “Book”);

WHEREAS Owner desires to retain Editor to edit the Manuscript and Editor desires to be so
retained;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements contained in this
Agreement, the parties hereby agree as follows:

1. EDITOR’S SERVICES

    A. Editor agrees to perform the Manuscript editing services (“Editor’s Services”) described
in the Statement of Work, as set forth in Schedule “A”, attached hereto and incorporated by this
reference (the “SOW”), according to the delivery schedule set forth therein.

    B. With respect to each delivery required by the SOW, Editor agrees to return the edited
manuscript in accordance with the SOW by means of ______________________________
[Instruction: Choose One: standard first-class postal service, priority mail, overnight mail,
e-mail, or other] in the following format: ______________________________ [Instruction:
Choose One: hard copy, electronic file, or other]

    C. The Editor’s revisions will be suggested to Owner, and Owner will be free to choose
whether or not to incorporate any or all of the recommended changes. The Editor acknowledges
and agrees that Owner has ultimate responsibility for its publications and that Owner retains the
right to make changes to, delete from, add to or modify the Manuscript in any manner Owner
may deem desirable.

2. TERM AND TERMINATION

    A. The term of this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and shall continue
thereafter until such time that the Editor has fully rendered all of the Editor’s Services and the
same has been accepted by the Owner




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    B. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, this Agreement may be terminated: (i)
by the non-breaching party upon the occurrence of a material breach of the other party’s
obligations under this Agreement, which breach is not cured within thirty (30) days (fifteen (15)
days with respect to payment) after receipt of written notice of breach from the non-breaching
party; or (ii) by Owner, with or without cause, upon thirty (30) days written notice.

    C. Notwithstanding the termination of this Agreement for any reason, neither party shall be
relieved of any duty, obligation, debt or liability that arose or accrued prior to the termination of
this Agreement.

  D. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, Editor shall promptly: (i) return to
Owner all materials provided by Owner to Editor under this Agreement; and (ii) deliver to
Owner all deliverables and portions thereof created during the Term of this Agreement.

3. OWNERSHIP

Editor expressly acknowledges that the material contributed by Editor hereunder, and Editor’s
Services hereunder, are being specially ordered and commissioned by Owner for use in
connection with the preparation of the Book. The Work contributed by Editor hereunder shall be
considered a “work made for hire” within the meaning of the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 (Title
17, U.S.C.), as amended. Owner shall be the sole and exclusive owner and copyright proprietor
of all rights and title in and to the results and proceeds of Editor’s Services hereunder in
whatever stage of completion. If for any reason the results and proceeds of Editor’s Services
hereunder are determined at any time not to be a “work made for hire”, Editor hereby irrevocably
transfers and assigns to Owner all right, title and interest (including the copyrights) in and to: (A)
All materials, including but not limited to word files, tapes, and completed manuscript, the
completed Book and/or other product resulting from this effort; (B) The content of the subject
matter of the Book provided by the Owner; (C) Any ideas, works, documentation or notes
conceived related to the Book; and (D) All writings and work product by the Editor related to or
associated with the Book. If the Owner is required to obtain the Editor’s consent to register any
copyrights related to the Book, the Editor shall provide Editor’s consent and transfer and assign
any of his/her interest as stated herein. Editor shall retain no rights whatsoever to the Book’s
specific content, sales, marketing, distribution, resale, reprinting, or use, except as specified
within this Agreement. The provisions of this paragraph shall survive the termination of this
Agreement.

4. PAYMENT

    A. Subject to Editor’s full and faithful performance of all the terms and conditions contained
herein, Owner shall pay the Editor in the amounts and at the times set forth in paragraph 2 of the
SOW..

    B. Provided Editor is not in breach of any of Editor’s material obligations hereunder, Owne
				
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Description: This is an agreement entered into between a film producer and an editor for the provision of manuscript editing services for a motion picture film. This agreement can be customized to ensure that the understandings of the parties are properly set forth. Additionally, this agreement includes “Schedule A” which provides what work the editor is expected to complete under the agreement. This agreement should be used by potential editors and the producers of a motion picture film.
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