Haf Projekt Hub Release Formular und Vereinbarung please read and sign the following and return to hafprojecthub hkiff.org.hk until Friday, May 15, 2015. Name: Role in this project: Contact information: Address: Phone: E-Mail: haf Project… Most screenwriters will face different types of legal agreements in their careers, but here are my first six. Of course, I know that reading this article is not the same as law school or hiring an entertainment lawyer, but if you work in showbiz, you will probably meet most of them. Do you really want this to be a surprise? When the time comes, I would like readers to take active action to protect their interests. Are you frustrated by the company`s employees who take too long to write a long-form contract? Find in the company`s draft contract terms that you have not negotiated, expected or want? Will your compensation be blocked because you are arguing over the language of the contract? Do the company`s terms and conditions of sale contain seemingly hidden provisions that engage in the copyright of the author, such as reserved or separate rights? Note: If you are a member of the WGA, some of the conditions may be settled in a writing agreement (and to a lesser extent option/sale contracts) under the terms of the WGA`s agreement with “signatory” companies (such as studios, networks, cable operators, production companies and actual producers). For example, minimum payments and screen credits are covered by the WGA MBA – a minimum basic agreement. A writer`s agreement is an employment contract that a screenwriter will sign when he is responsible for writing or rewriting something. From a legal point of view, it is considered an employment contract.

This type of agreement will indicate things such as the services the author will perform, the payment of the scribe, the payment plan, the screen credit and the date of execution of the services. Of course, there will be many other provisions that will be defined in an option/sale contract, including sequel and remake rights, screen credits, bonuses and much more. Writers without representation (and even some who are represented) are sometimes asked to sign a deposit authorization before being allowed to submit their scripts for payment from agents, managers, producers, production companies and events such as workshops or festivals. If the writer signs it, they lose their right to complain if they think their work was then demolished by the other part of the agreement – or at least that`s the idea. A cooperation agreement is used when two or more parties decide to cooperate to achieve a common goal. For example, to write a script together. It is a relatively simple agreement that defines agreed objectives, diverse responsibilities, ownership and other fundamental aspects of the relationship between the cooperating parties. If you want to write a script, a collaboration agreement is the first agreement you should sign. The advantage for the screenwriter is that the producer out there is trying to do the script of the author, but there has been no transfer of rights, as it would be with an option/sales contract.

This can give the screenwriter a little more bargaining leverage if the producer finds a buyer for the script. Nevertheless, there are many details to consider. The form contains spaces to fill out and fields to check to reflect the agreement in the negotiated form. Make sure all relevant parts are filled. If they are subject to the MBA, the MBA conditions will be replaced by all the provisions in the form that are less favourable. This form also contains provisions that are not required in the MBA, but which WGAW recognizes as either “standard” or as important for negotiating in a single writer`s contract. If you have any questions, call WGAW.