Appendix A Glossary of Film Production and Finance Terms

Above the line term denoting portion of a film's budget, usually including the writer, director, producer and main cast. Access letter a letter under which a laboratory undertakes to honour orders placed by a distributor, even though the laboratory may be owed money by the producer or, in relation to the film, by other persons. See also Laboratory letter and Pledge holder agreement. Adjusted gross deal a distribution agreement where the distributor deducts from gross receipts the costs of...

Sample Chain of Title Opinion Letter

Name of Bank the 'Bank' Name of Producer the 'Producer' Name of Film the 'Production' We act in the capacity of UK production counsel to the Producer in connection with the production and financing by the Producer of the Production. As such counsel, we have examined or reviewed the following agreements relating to the acquisition by the Producer of all rights and copyright in and to the screenplay in respect of the film currently entitled ' ' 2. Option Extension Agreement dated 3. Option and...

Sample Recoupment Schedule

Sales Agent shall be entitled to deduct and retain a Deferred Sales Agent Fee in respect of the first Gross Receipts received up to in accordance with paragraph 2. Sales Agent shall be entitled to deduct and retain the Sales Agent Fee from Gross Receipts received beyond the first as set forth in the paragraph 2 c , such fee being inclusive of all sub-Sales Agent fees and any Sales Agent or similar fees whether or not paid to affiliates, subsidiaries or other companies...