Eight essential legal forms and contracts created exclusively for indie filmmakers by Entertainment Attorney Gordon Firemark.
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If you're prepping for your next film project, it's easy to drop the ball and forget stuff. One area many overlook is getting written permission to feature stuff in their films.
As you probably know, getting releases drafted for your production can get expensive. It is not uncommon for entertainment attorneys to charge more than $465 dollars per hour to draft these types of documents!
Lucky for you, the highly sought after LA based entertainment attorney Gordon Firemark put together these essential filmmaker legal form templates that you can utilize on your next production:
Use this form for crew members and volunteers, in the office, or on-set, during any phase of production, from development through post.
Use this form for Actors who are not members of any union or guild and who are playing lead, supporting, or featured roles in the Picture.
Use this form for persons who appear in the background of a shot or scene, but who are not the focal point or subject of the footage.
Use this form to supplement your location releases when filming in public spaces where numerous people may enter and exit the frame.
Use this form for all non-cast members who appear on-screen, in voice-over, or otherwise in the film, including interview subjects, reenactors, extras, and others.
Utilize this form whenever you are including photographs, paintings, sculpture, other artwork, documents or artifacts in your film.
Utilize this form when depicting larger groups, such as a club, athletic team, choir, et al.
Use this form for each and every location in which you film or record.
BONUS: Grab these templates today, you'll also get access to a Screenplay Option Agreement!
A lot of work went into creating these templates. While we always suggest you work with a qualified attorney, these documents should help you and your attorney get on the same page... Which could save time and money. For these reasons, we guarantee you will be satisfied. Feel free to access these templates risk free for sixty days. If you find these materials are not helpful, let us know and we will happily return your money.
As a disclaimer, this material is not intended as legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship exists merely by virtue of your accessing these model contracts. These are templates only, provided for educational purposes. It is strongly recommended that you consult with an attorney to modify these templates to suit your particular needs.
Gordon Firemark began his career working behind the scenes in film, television and theatre. Since finishing law school, that’s still what he does. As an attorney whose practice is devoted to the representation of clients in film, television, and theatre, he helps producers, directors, writers, actors and other industry professionals make deals that make sense, and that get their productions developed, financed, produced and distributed.
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Before you invest in this training, please know that not all people will get the same results from this information. This is because some people have been producing films for years. And because these folks have lots of experience and connections, they may be able to apply this training in ways that a beginner cannot. Your own results will vary based on your background, experience, and ability to take action. Every business... Especially the motion picture business involves risk. The people who get results take action, continually educate themselves and they often get lucky. So if you're not okay with this reality, then please DO NOT invest in this training.
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