CO-PRODUCTION AGREEMENT (FOR TELEVISION SERIES)
THIS AGREEMENT made effective as of the _____ day of ______________, _______.
[NAME OF PRODUCER RESPONSIBLE FOR FINANCING]
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[NAME OF PRODUCER RESPONSIBLE FOR ADMINISTRATION]
WHEREAS the parties wish to work together to develop, co-produce and sell a television series about
____________________________________ [insert description], tentatively entitled
“______________________” (hereinafter “the Series”).
NOW THEREFORE it is mutually agreed by and between the parties hereto as follows:
Producer #1 shall use best efforts to obtain production financing for the Series and shall exercise sole and
exclusive control over the disbursement of monies for all production, marketing, and distribution
expenses. Nothing in this Agreement shall obligate Producer #1 to produce the Series.
2. Services Provided
Producer #2 shall provide administrative services, including but not limited to:
(a) arranging for the facilities, equipment and personnel needed for the production of the Series,
within the limits of the budget attached as Exhibit “A” to this Agreement and made a part hereof
(b) procuring _________________________________________ [describe literary, artistic or other
proprietary materials that are needed for the used] for the Series;
(c) procuring a signed depiction and location release for each person and location appearing in the
(d) using best efforts to arrange for the sale of the broadcast, cable, home entertainment, and
ancillary rights to the Series in _________________ [name of country/countries] and in foreign
(e) using best efforts to secure advertising sponsors for the Series;
(f) [add any other specific services to be provided by the producer responsible for administration].
As full and complete compensation for the services provided pursuant to Section 2 hereof, Producer #2
shall be entitled to receive ____________ percent (___%) of all net profits derived from the Series. “Net
profits” is defined as the amount of revenue remaining after all production, marketing, and distribution
expenses, plus a reasonable reserve, have been recouped and accounted for in accordance with industry
custom and practice. Profits shall be payable _________________. [insert pay period for profits, e.g. annually,
4.1 For each episode which the parties co-produce, on a single card following the introduction of the
episode, the credit shall read:
“Produced by ______________________ and ____________________________”
Producer #1 shall be the sole copyright holder of the Series. Producer #2’s contribution of services
hereunder shall be considered a “work made for hire”.
Producer #2 shall have the right to inspect and copy the books and records maintained by Producer #1 at
all times, upon reasonable notice. At Producer #2’s request, Producer #1 shall retain a Certified Public
Accountant to prepare an annual financial report for all expenditures and revenues from the Series.
Producer #1 shall provide Producer #2 with quarterly accounting statements from the date the Series
begins to produce revenue.
Neither party may assign their rights and obligations pursuant to this Agreement without the prior
written consent of the other party.
8. Independent Contractors
The relationship between the parties hereto is that of independent contractors, and nothing herein
contained shall be construed as to create a partnership, joint venture or employment relationship between
the parties. Neither party shall have the right