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This Film Clip License gives a production company the rights to use a film clip from a motion picture. This license sets out the specific terms of the arrangement including the purpose of clip's use and license fee. This Film Clip License is for use in all states and available for immediate download.

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This Film Clip License is between a production company and a licensor regarding the use of a film clip. This license sets out the specific terms of the agreement including title of the motion picture in which the clip is contained, the purpose of the film clip’s use and the territory where it can be used. Also included are production company warranties and conditions under which the license can be terminated. Having a written Film Clip License will prove invaluable in the event of disagreements or misunderstandings between the parties.

This Film Clip License includes the following provisions:
  • Parties: The names of the production company and licensor;
  • Grant of License: The license is granted for the term, purpose, payment and territory specified in Exhibit A to this license;
  • Authorizations and Releases: Production company will obtain all necessary written authorizations, consents and releases for film clip;
  • Signature: The production company and licensor must both sign the license;
  • Exhibit A: Contains a description of the film clip, the term of the license, the purpose for which film clip will be used, how screen credit will be displayed and the license fee.

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This attorney-prepared packet contains:
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  2. Film Clip License
State Law Compliance: This form complies with the laws of your state
Number of Pages6
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#27971
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   This agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is entered into this the _________________ by and between _________________ (the "Production Company") and _________________ (the “Licensor”) regarding the use of a film clip from the motion picture “_________________,” released domestically in _________________ by _________________ (the “Film Clip”).  
1. GRANT OF LICENSE: Subject to the provisions set forth in this Agreement and to the performance of all of the obligations by the Licensor to be performed hereunder, the Licensor hereby grants to the Production Company a non-exclusive license (“License”) to use the Film Clip described in Exhibit “A” (attached hereto and incorporated herein) for the term, purpose, payment and territory specified.  In connection therewith, the Licensor agrees to make the Film Clip available to the Production Company at no expense to the Licensor for use by the Production Company subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement below.
2.  LICENSOR'S REPRESENTATIONS & WARRANTIES:  The Licensor hereby represents and warrants that it is the legal owner of the Film Clip and warrants and represents that it has the right and power to enter into and perform this Agreement and to grant the License herein contained; provided, however, that the Production Company acknowledges that the Licensor makes no representations or warranties with respect to the rights of the Production Company to use any footage which contains the performances of any recognizable actor or actress without first obtaining the written consent of such person or persons.
3.  LIMITED LICENSE:  The Film Clip will be used solely for the term, purpose and territory specified in Exhibit “A,” and for no other term, purpose or territory whatsoever.  The Production Company will not make or permit the making of any reproduction of or from the Film Clip whatsoever, in whole or in part, except in connection with the purpose herein specified.  The Production Company shall have no right to edit or otherwise alter the Film Clip or any portion thereof.  The Production Company does not hereby gain a license or have the right to use the Film Clip or the right to license others to use the Film Clip to advertise or promote the Production Company or the Production Company's film which incorporates the Film Clip.
4.  COMPLIMENTARY COPIES OF THE FILM:  The Production Company hereby agrees to provide to the Licensor a print of the Production Company's film which incorporates the Film Clip for the purpose of verification of the Film Clip used.  To the extent that the Licensor has provided the Production Company with physical materials of any sort, the Production Company shall return such physical materials to the Licensor within sixty (60) days of the domestic theatrical release of the film or the commercial exploitation of the film in any media or market.  Concurrently therewith, the Production Company shall certify to the Licensor in writing, how many copies of such physical materials, if any, were made by the Production Company, and return all such copies to the Licensor or destroy the same and furnish to the Licensor a signed affidavit of destruction.
5.  AUTHORIZATIONS, CONSENTS & RELEASES:  The Production Company shall obtain all required written authorizations, consents and releases, in form and substance satisfactory to the Licensor, necessary for the use of the Film Clip hereunder including, without limitation, consents from those who appear recognizably in the Film Clip and those the results and proceeds of whose services are utilized in the Film Clip, as well as consents from unions and guilds including, if applicable and without limitation, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Screen Actors Guild, the Writers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America, to the extent required under applicable collective bargaining agreements.  If and to the extent required, the Production Company shall also obtain music synchronization agreements or licenses from the owners of the music and consents from those performing music in the Film Clip (including musicians), if any.
6.  MUSIC LICENSES:  It is also expressly understood and agreed that the Production Company shall not broadcast or cause to be broadcast any music contained in the Film Clip unless each local station, system or entity broadcasting the same shall have appropriate licenses therefore from ASCAP, BMI, SESAC or such other performing rights society having the right to license the performance and broadcast of such music, or the publisher of such music.
7.  COPIES TO LICENSOR:  The Production Company hereby agrees to deliver to the Licensor copies of all authorizations, consents, releases and licenses required to be obtained under clauses 5 and 6 above.
8.  RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:  Notwithstanding the limited license granted hereby, the Licensor reserves all of the Licensor's other rights in the Film Clip and the motion picture from which it came.  The Licensor shall at all times, anywhere in the world and whether or not in conflict or competition with the Production Company, have the right to use or authorize others to use the Film Clip in any way the Licensor may choose.
9.  CREDIT:  The Production Company agrees that there shall be included in any use of the Film Clip a credit as specified and provided in Exhibit "A".
   (a) The Production Company represents and warrants that the motion picture incorporating the Film Clip will have the notice required for copyright protection under the United States Copyright Act and in accordance with the requirements of the Berne and Universal Copyright treaties.  Any copyright in the motion picture in which the Film Clip is used shall be held in trust for the Licensor and/or the copyright proprietor of the motion picture from which the Film Clip was taken, if other than the Licensor, to the extent that such Film Clip is used in such motion picture.
   (b)  The Production Company represents and warrants that nothing contained in the context in which the Film Clip is used will be in any way derogatory to the motion picture from which the Film Clip was taken, any person connected with the production thereof or depicted therein, the Licensor and/or the literary material upon which the Film Clip was based.  Furthermore, the Film Clip will not be used in any way so as to constitute and express or implied endorsement of any product or service by, or a commercial tie-up involving, anyone associated with the motion picture from which the Film Clip was derived.
11.  INDEMNIFICATION:  The Production Company hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold the Licensor, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, representatives and associates, and the officers, directors and employees of each of them harmless from and against all losses, costs, damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and any payments that may be due any music publisher, musician, writer, director, actor, union, guild or other party) arising from any claim whatsoever and whenever brought, which may be brought based directly or indirectly upon the Production Company's use of the Film Clip.
12.  EQUITABLE RELIEF:  The Production Company understands that a breach by the Production Company of any of its representations, warranties or undertakings hereunder may cause the Licensor damage which could not readily be remedied by an action at law and might, in addition constitute an infringement of the Licensor's copyright.  Any such breach would, therefore, entitle the Licensor to equitable remedies, costs and attorneys' fees in addition to any other rights provided for herein or by law.
   (a)  The Production Company hereby agrees that upon its failure to comply with any of the foregoing terms and conditions, the License given the Production Company hereunder shall be automatically terminated and shall be deemed null and void relating back to the creation of this Agreement.
   (b)  The Production Company also agrees that the Licensor shall have the right to terminate this Agreement and withdraw the authorization it has granted hereby in the event any claim by a guild or other legal entity is submitted to the Licensor based upon the rights granted to the Production Company under this Agreement.
   (a) This Agreement contains the full and complete understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to the within subject matter, and supersedes all other agreements between the parties, whether written or oral relating thereto, and may not be modified or amended except by written instrument executed by both of the parties hereto.  
   (b)  A waiver by either party of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement in any instance shall not be deemed or construed to be a waiver of such term or condition for the future or of any subsequent breach thereof.
   (c)  The parties agree that in the event of any dispute arising hereunder, such dispute shall be governed under the laws of the state of California.  The parties further agree to be subject to the jurisdiction thereof.
   (d)  This Agreement shall not be binding on the parties until accepted by both parties and executed by a duly authorized officer of each such party.  No additions, amendments or modifications to this Agreement shall be effective until accepted in a similar manner.
   This Agreement is executed at _________________, _________________ as of the date first above written.
____________________, its President   
Exhibit "A"
DESCRIPTION OF THE FILM CLIP:  That certain _________________ (_________________) second segment of film from the motion picture "_________________" produced by _________________ and released in _________________ by _________________ and consisting of the scene located approximately _________________ minutes into the film in which the film's star, _________________, including the music, lyrics and all other audio content.
TERM:  Perpetuity.
PURPOSE:  Said Film Clip will be incorporated into the Motion Picture entitled "_________________" produced by _________________ and based on the screenplay written by _________________ and starring _________________ which is intended to be exploited in all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity.
CREDIT:  An end title credit of a similar size and type of other similar end title credits as determined by the Production Company and substantially in the following form shall be accorded to the Licensor:  
"'_________________' film clip courtesy of _________________".
LICENSE FEE:  $_________________
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