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This Actor Offer Letter offers an actor a role in a motion picture. This letter sets forth the specifics of actor's employment including role, dates of shooting of the motion picture and compensation to be paid. This form is available for immediate download and is for use in your state.

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This Actor Offer Letter is from a representative of a producer to an actor’s representative offering the actor a role in a motion picture. This letter sets forth the name of the artist, the dates of shooting of the picture and an option to employ artist for an additional time. Specifics such as compensation, travel and expenses, transportation and on-screen credit are set out in this offer letter. Please note this is an offer of employment and not an employment agreement.

This Actor Offer Letter includes the following:
  • Parties: The identities of the parties and dates of shooting of the motion picture;
  • Role: The role the actor will play and the location of shooting;
  • Compensation: The compensation paid to actor including fixed, deferment and contingent;
  • Expenses: Actor’s expenses to be paid including travel, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses;
  • Additional Terms: Sets out that the parties will enter into a formal agreement which incorporates the provisions of the Offer Letter.

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   Re:   “_________________” - Offer for _________________
 
Dear _________________:
 
   I represent producer _________________ (“Producer”) in regard to the upcoming production “_________________.” Producer would like to employ _________________ (“Artist”) for shooting for a _________________ (_________________) week (six (6) day weeks) period between the dates of _________________ and _________________. Producer would like to have the option to employ Artist for an additional _________________ (_________________) week (six (6) day week) period from _________________ to _________________.
 
   The role is playing _________________. The shooting will take place in _________________.
 
   Fixed Compensation: For the first two (2) weeks, Producer is willing to pay $_________________ per six (6) day week of shooting on a pay or play basis. Producer is willing to pay $_________________ for an additional week, if needed, at Producers option.
 
   Deferment: Provided that Artist shall appear recognizably in the Picture as released in the role in which Artist is engaged hereunder, Artist shall receive a contingent deferment (“Deferment”) in the amount of _________________ Dollars ($_________________) payable, if at all, out of the first sums which would otherwise constitute “net proceeds” of the Picture. The Deferment shall be payable pari passu with all other contingent deferments.
 
   Contingent Compensation: Upon condition that Artist appears recognizably in the Picture as released in the role in which he is engaged hereunder, Artist shall be entitled to receive an amount equal to _________ percent (____%) of one hundred percent (100%) of the net proceeds, if any, of the Picture.
 
   Credit: Upon condition that Artist shall appear recognizably in the Picture as released, the Producer shall accord the Artist credit in connection with the Picture as follows:
 
   (a) On Screen: On screen on a separate card, in the main titles, below or after the title of the Picture, in first or second position to be determined by alphabetical order with the other cast member guaranteed credit in first or second position, in a size of type no smaller than seventy-five percent (75%) of the size of type used to display the title of the Picture and in a size of type no smaller than the size of type used to accord an individual “directed by” credit to the director of the Picture;
 
   (b) Paid Advertising: In all paid advertising for the Picture issued by or under the control of the Producer (subject to the customary exclusions of each distributor/broadcaster of the Picture), below or after the title of the Picture, in first or second position to be determined by alphabetical order with the other cast member guaranteed credit in first or second position, in a size of type no less than thirty-five percent (35%) of the size of type used to display the title of the Picture, and in a size of type no smaller than the size used to accord an individual “directed by” credit to the director of the Picture. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Artist shall receive such credit in all excluded advertising issued by or under the control of Producer in which any other cast member is accorded credit, other than award, nomination, congratulatory, institutional or film market or festival advertising.
 
   Travel and Expenses: Producer shall either provide Artist with transportation, or reimburse Artist the cost of the following in connection with services at any place outside of _________________ (“Location”):
 
   (a) Transportation: Three (3) round-trip air fares, first-class, if available, between _____________ and any Location where Artist is required to render services hereunder in connection with the Picture, plus one (1) additional round-trip airfare, first-class, if available, on an if-used and one-time basis only, between _____________ and any Location;
 
   (b) Expenses: The sum of _________________ Dollars ($_________________) for each week the Producer shall require Artist to be at a Location in order to render services hereunder, commencing on the date of Artists arrival at the Location and continuing until Artists departure therefrom. Sums specified in this Paragraph 5(b) shall be payable at the beginning of each week, in lieu of payment for any and all expenses incurred by the Artist while at the Location and shall be prorated on the basis of a seven (7) day week in the event of any partial week.
 
   (c) Motor Home: One (1) small motor home during any period in which the Producer shall require the Artists services at a Location;
 
   (d) Car: The use of a car during any period when the Producer shall require the Artists services at a Location, which car may be shared.
 
   Dressing Facilities: At all times when the Artist is required to render services hereunder, the Producer shall provide the Artist with separate dressing facilities, if available.
   
   Arbitration: This Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of ____________________, applicable to agreements executed and to be wholly performed therein. Any controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to this Agreement or the validity, construction or performance of this Agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the rules and procedures of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), said rules may be amended from time to time with rights of discovery if requested by the arbitrator. Such rules and procedures are incorporated and made a part of this Agreement by reference. If IFTA shall refuse to accept jurisdiction of such dispute, then the parties agree to arbitrate such matter before and in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association under its jurisdiction in __________________ before a single arbitrator familiar with entertainment law. The parties shall have the right to engage in pre-hearing discovery in connection with such arbitration proceedings. The parties agree hereto that they will abide by and perform any award rendered in any arbitration conducted pursuant hereto, that any court having jurisdiction thereof may issue a judgment based upon such award and that the prevailing party in such arbitration and/or confirmation proceeding shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys fees and expenses. The arbitration will be held in Los Angeles and any award shall be final, binding and non-appealable. The Parties agree to accept service of process in accordance with the IFTA Rules.
 
   Additional Terms and Conditions: The parties will enter into a more formal agreement, which agreement shall incorporate the foregoing terms as well as other customary terms and conditions contained in comparable agreements, including customary representations and warranties, mutual indemnification, Actors waiver of injunctive and other equitable relief, full depiction release including merchandising rights, Producers right to assign rights, extensions for force majeure including any period in which a member of the principal cast and/or a director is unavailable, and application of _________________________________ law.
 
   Please discuss this offer with your client. If your client is willing to accept this offer, please contact me by _________________.  If I do not hear from you by that date, this offer will lapse. If the offer is accepted, unless and until such more formal Agreement is executed, this letter agreement, supplemented by the aforementioned customary terms and conditions, shall constitute the parties agreement.
 
   Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
 
                     Sincerely,
 
 
 
                     _________________
                     _________________
 
 
Number of Pages5
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#27991
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