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Any info on a DP contract and Official Operating Agreement for feature?


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#1 Ryan Brown

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 01:56 PM

Hey guys,

 

Can anyone send me any info or a template on their DP contracts and agreements? I'm going to have my lawyer go over things first, and I realize every contract will be different, but I wanted to get some info before I sign this paperwork sitting in front of me. I'd love to have something to compare it too.

 

Some info: 1-2M budget feature, money is coming from a fairly large production studio here in Los Angeles. I do not have an agent or manager at this point, and I'm non union. I've shot smaller features in the past and was comfortable with the contracts, but this is a pretty big step up for me and I don't want these studio exec's to eat me alive, so I'm trying to gain more knowledge on the paperwork side of things before signing. 

 

Any and all info would be greatly appreciated. I'll be taking everything to a lawyer next week.

 

cheers

 

-ryan


Edited by Ryan Brown, 03 December 2014 - 01:58 PM.

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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 03:41 PM

The only Deal Memos I've ever had have just guaranteed a set number of days, a rate and a credit. Everything else is up for negotiation.

 

Figure out what else you want, and ask for it. They can only say no.


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