Screenplay agreement
Screenplay agreement

The following TMT guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Screenplay agreement
  • Parties
  • Schedule 1
  • Writer’s credit
  • Schedule 2Net profits
  • Schedule 3 [Writer’s prior commitments

This Agreement is made on [insert date]

Parties

  1. 1

    [insert name of company], a company registered in England and Wales, whose registered company number is [insert company number] and whose registered office is at [insert registered office] (the Company)

  1. 2

    [insert name of writer] of [insert address] (the Writer)

The parties agree:

  1. 1

    Definitions and interpretation

    1. 1.1

      The following definitions apply in this Agreement:

    2. Accounting Date

      1. means for the first three years following the initial theatrical release of the Film 90 days from the end of each Accounting Period and, after that, 180 days from the end of each Accounting Period;

      Accounting Period

      1. means successive periods commencing on 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December in each year for the first three years following the initial theatrical release of the Film and after that, successive periods commencing on 30 June and 31 December in each year;

      Agreement

      1. means this Agreement and any and all schedules and annexures attached to it or incorporated in it by reference;

      [Budget

      1. means the final budget for the Film agreed by the Company as at the commencement of production of the Film;]

      Event of Force Majeure

      1. means Act of God including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, windstorm or other