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Film Maker Package

As a film maker there are a number of basic agreements that you need to have in place to protect yourself as the film progresses, for example:

HRBEKKunstler can help you develop contracts that protect you as you make your film.  Without the proper agreements in place, your freedom to do what you want with the film will be compromised, and you may find that you do not even own all the rights in movie that you have made.  This can kill your project.  Put the legal protections in place before you invest your time, money and energy into a film production.

-  Appearance & Participant Releases
-  Agreements with talent, directors, producers, agents and partners
-  Crew Agreements
-  Location Releases
-  Script Assignments
-  Independent Contractor / Work-for-hire Agreements
-  Production Services Agreements
-  Distribution Agreements
-  Production and E&O Insurance

We can also assist with company formation and investor agreements.
Client Reviews
"Deborah is smart, pragmatic and forthright" Townes, Filmmaker.
"Deborah has the unique ability to present an 'ask' in a way that is undeniably clear and justified. She has fundamentally changed the way I approach my valuation in the industry by removing the 'cringe factor' from discussions around compensation. She brings a charming touch of grace to negotiations representing my company's value and supporting its reputation while simultaneously securing fair and equitable compensation. Don, TV Producer / Showrunner.
"Deborah made a confusing and painful process understandable and linear. We could not have asked for a better lawyer." Podcast Production Team.
"Deborah makes reviewing legal documents so easy. I know she always has my best interests at heart. It's a pleasure working with her." Melissa, Executive Director of artist not-for-profit organization.
"Deborah is simply amazing. She is a master at protecting her clients. She will protect you and always have your back. I am so lucky to have found her." Warren, TV Series Writer & Creator.