BBCs online iplayer commission conditions for authors are a bit strange regarding the uses covered in the fee script. We called WGGB to see if the position was correct, because the text of the SATO agreement, which varies pact/WGGB, was not entirely clear. We have national agreements (on remuneration and conditions) with important industrial bodies such as the BBC, ITV and Pact; National Theatre, Royal Court and Royal Shakespeare Company. The guarantee of development financing often follows a long period during which a producer has invested a considerable amount of resources, time and money in a project and should be hailed as a brilliant performance and recognition of the capabilities of producers and should not (for now) finance itself! The main task of a development agreement is to provide development funds in return for the promise to carry out development work such as the manufacture of treatments, scripts, budgets, access agreements, sizzle tapes and pilots, etc. While a producer is most likely crouching at the top to start cash flow, producers should not be too hasty to put the pen on paper… A development agreement often contains much more than this primary function and will often represent the future of the project until it is commissioned. We have compiled a list of five key factors, which we hope will help manufacturers review a development agreement. This is a set of minimum conditions for authorship and minimum fees, advances, recurrence fees, licence fees and leftovers, fees, credits, number of projects, scenario changes and dispute resolution. The most important coverage of MTA: BBC TV Drama; BBC Radio Drama; ITV companies; PACT (independent television and film producers); TAC (Welsh language independent TV producers); Theatre Management Association; Independent Theatre Board; and an agreement on the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Court Theatre.
These agreements are regularly renegotiated and, in most cases, minimum fees are reviewed annually. Mint-Co has extensive experience advising and negotiating development agreements and all related agreements and can help producers do so properly at these early stages. Your contributors: (Interviews/Camera Parts/Vox-Pops/Moderators, etc.): If possible, you want to delete them via a contributor publication form, for use that is made on all media, worldwide, in the long term, so there can be no doubt about whether they have agreed to be in your video or the rights they have assigned to you. If a disclosure form is not passable, you should at least get an agreement on the e-mail on the rights granted in order to avoid any litigation all along the line. If the contributor is better known, they may want to restrict your usage rights.