Film Production Services Agreement

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					This is an agreement between a producer and a contractor that specifies the terms of
employment for the contractor in the creation of a motion picture. The agreement
contains a list of exhibits that the parties can customize to fit their specific needs. The
exhibits include the contractor’s duties, the production schedule, the delivery schedule,
the approved budget and the payment schedule. This document is ideal for production
companies or producers that want to hire a contractor to help produce and create a
motion picture.
                               PRODUCTION SERVICES AGREEMENT

This Production Services Agreement dated as of __________ (“Agreement”) sets forth the terms
of the agreement between _____________ (“Producer”) and ________________ (“Contractor”)
for the production services of Contractor in connection with the proposed theatrical motion
picture currently entitled “_____________” (the “Picture”), based upon ___________
[Instruction: specify whether the Picture is based upon concepts, life story rights, a published
book, a screenplay, or other materials] and other materials owned or controlled by Producer (the
“Property”).

In consideration of the promises and covenants set forth in this Agreement, and for other good
and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the
parties agree as follows:

I.       PRODUCTION OBLIGATIONS & DUTIES

1.1      Production Services. Producer engages Contractor to perform all production services
that Producer deems necessary, desirable or appropriate in connection with the production,
completion and delivery to Producer of the Picture, including without limitation, those services
set forth in Exhibit “A” attached hereto (“Production Services”). Contractor shall perform its
obligations hereunder to the best of its ability, in a competent and professional manner and in
accordance with each and all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Contractor’s
Production Services shall be rendered on a non-exclusive but first priority basis to Producer
(i.e., no outside services shall prevent Contractor from meeting the Production Schedule or the
Delivery Schedule attached hereto as Exhibits “B” and “C” respectively).

1.2     Employment Contracts. As between Producer and Contractor, Contractor shall have all
responsibility as employer of all persons whose services are to be rendered in connection with
the production of the Picture and/or as the contracting party in any agreements that Contractor
may enter into with any person or entity with respect to the Picture. Producer shall have the
right to approve all key terms of employment contracts to be entered into by Contractor in
connection with the Picture, which contracts shall include, without limitation (i) results and
proceeds/work-for-hire language substantially similar to the language set forth in Article VI of
this Agreement and (ii) with respect to contracts for above-the-line personnel, name, voice, and
likeness grants in a form acceptable to Producer. No contracts or undertakings in connection
with the Picture shall be terminated, canceled, modified or rescinded in any manner that would
or might prejudice the rights of Producer hereunder and all of Contractor’s rights under such
contracts or undertakings shall be freely assignable.

1.3     Clearances. Contractor shall be responsible for obtaining all clearances, releases and
permissions required in connection with the production and exhibition of the Picture. The cost of
such licenses and clearances shall be included in the final approved production budget for the
Picture attached hereto as Exhibit “D” (“Approved Budget”) and Producer shall have no other
responsibility for any costs associated therewith. Contractor’s indemnification of Producer shall
include any claims arising from the use of any such cleared elements.



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1.4     Insurance. Contractor will obtain and maintain, throughout the duration of the
production of the Picture, appropriate insurance consistent with the requirements of Producer to
cover all customary risks in connection with the performance of Contractor’s obligations
hereunder, including without limitation, standard errors and omissions (including coverage for
defamation, invasion of privacy and infringement of copyright and other intellectual property)
cast, comprehensive general and automobile liability, third party property damage and Workers’
Compensation insurance. Contractor’s insurance policies shall specifically name Producer as an
additional insured and Contractor shall furnish Producer with certificates of insurance (along
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Description: This is an agreement between a producer and a contractor that specifies the terms of employment for the contractor in the creation of a motion picture. The agreement contains a list of exhibits that the parties can customize to fit their specific needs. The exhibits include the contractor’s duties, the production schedule, the delivery schedule, the approved budget and the payment schedule. This document is ideal for production companies or producers that want to hire a contractor to help produce and create a motion picture.