We’ve received a few and might sign one. Who do you go to to review these for you? Any recommendations? Everything I’ve found is so expensive.
If this is Tyler, we met at NJ WebFest last year
If the contract is with a smaller company, you might not need a professional to review it - maybe you can ask a legal student for a favour, or even a friend who’s signed a few before.
The main things I look for are clauses with fully spelled-out details on:
- Ownership of the episodes
- Payments, and the criteria they’re based on (viewership numbers or whatnot)
- Length of the agreement and the right to terminate early
If you think anything isn’t clear, don’t be afraid to ask for modifications for clarity.
Thank you @hermdelica. It seems clearer than other contracts we’ve received in the past actually! just wouldn’t feel comfortable signing without somebody else’s eyes on it first.
If you were a SAG production, make sure you aren’t going to need to jump contracts. You do NOT want to be on the hook for residuals.