Sample Agreement

Film Crew Agreement (without deferred fees)

This sample CREW AGREEMENT (WITHOUT DEFERRED FEES) should be used when a producer who is not a member of Screen Producers Australia (SPA) is engaging crew members for the production of a low budget film or video. If the Producer is a member of SPA they are obliged to contract with the cast and crew using the contracts negotiated between the Australian union and professional organisation for actors, journalists and entertainment industry employees Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and SPA. For more information on the payment of cast and crew visit the MEAA website or the SPA website to view summaries of the industry agreements that set the minimum rates and conditions and to access the Film & TV Crew Standard Contract, and the related collective agreements for crew members – the MPPCA.

Although this sample agreement can be adapted to engage a director or writer, Arts Law recommends a more specialised contract such as its sample ‘Producer and Director Agreement.

For cast, use Arts Law’s sample Cast Agreement (Without Deferred Fees).

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