Location Agreements

  • 12. decembra 2020
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Compensation: Compensation is a promise to cover the losses of another party. Local arrangements sometimes involve the obligation to compensate the landowner for certain types of rights and damages. For example, let`s say there`s a broken staircase on the property and someone gets hurt while you`re shooting. If you have promised to release the owner from a third party`s claims, you may end up on the hook if the victim sues the owner for negligence. If the owner insists on a compensation clause, you should add an exception, also known as a carve-out, for claims resulting from negligence or intentional misconduct by the landowner. Third-party intellectual property: Location agreements can be directed to the intellectual property of third parties (i.e. not owned by the landowner) that may appear in your records. If z.B. you see a painting in which you are filming, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder of that painting to include it in your film. Logos and trademarks: A location agreement may include permission to register signs, trade names, trademarks and owner logos that are visible on the ground.

Incidental or background registration of trademarks and logos may not require the owner`s permission, but you should consult your lawyer on a case-by-case basis. If you haven`t done a tech-scout yet, you should do so before securing the site. You don`t want to sign papers and move forward until you know that the location works for your team and your production. If you work on a tight budget, you are more likely to secure the place for free if you are creative with compensation (such as meals, credit, or if it`s a business, a shout on their business or social media site.) Choosing and booking your location can be a huge challenge. Is authorization required? How do I get permission from the owner? What do you need? You can either rent a Local Scout or leave on your own. Although it may be a little more expensive to rent a Local Scout, the time he saves could pay for himself. However, remember that the owner of the site gives you a place to shoot – a little extra attention and a little personal time can go a long way to secure the location and ensure a smooth experience on the set. That`s why this document is called the „Rental Release Form“ (some also call it the Film Location Agreement Form).

This section gives production permission to view the location on the screen! Counter-parts: „counterparties“ means that the agreement is valid, although each party has signed a different copy. In other words, each party can sign separately (even at different locations), and the agreement is mandatory once all parties have signed. Counterpart`s language is very common and often added to ensure that a facsimile or electronic copy will be as effective as an original copy. A good local scout can help. This defines what the production company can do on the site.