As you can see, I have tried to cover all the basics, but I have to tell you that this is a work in progress. Don`t hesitate to add everything I may have missed. The comment field at the end of this blog would be perfect for that. A license first describes the rights to use a language record. When you create a professional recording of your voice for a project, you naturally have the rights to representation. Based on and paying, the customer concedes the use of this record. A master service contract is a contract between the parties, in which the parties agree on most of the conditions governing future transactions or agreements. If the actor you hire is not a member of SAG-AFTRA, the contract letter would not apply. Similarly, the sections of the contract dealing with SAG-AFTRA – in blue italics – would not be part of a contract.
A few months after we posted the video, I received a call from the production company saying that they heard from the lawyers of XYZ, who were very angry, that the video was to go down immediately and that I was violating the NDA. My client (the production company that had worked with XYZ) was not only in hot water, but I was also sitting in the hot chair. My client asked me when it had been posted, where it had been posted, and how many people had seen it, and I had to immediately delete any public reference. Not only did I violate the agreement and jeopardize my relationship with the production company and XYZ, but I also jeopardized my client`s long-standing relationship with XYZ. I lost a lot of sleep during this period, and while waiting for the sword of Damocles to fall, I discovered what had happened: a medical scientist from another country had spoofed the information from the video I had posted and was using it to support his own claims and advance his own agenda. Not cool. Most scripts go through a lot of designs before landing on my desktop. I guess the script you`re giving me is the FINAL and OFFICIAL version of the APPROVED. I will read it and record it. Once the registration is completed and received, payment is due within the time frame indicated on the invoice. (Note: Voices does not offer legal advice, nor do we include talent on how to read a contract or what to look for.
This chapter aims to give an overview of the different types of agreements, without giving specific guidelines for the management of the various agreements. If you have questions or concerns about a type of contract, seek advice from a certified professional.) If we give recognition to those who have been hired in the project for which I was hired, such as the actor, the composer, the producer, et cetera, I should also be distinguished as a voting talent. Getting a customer`s signature is as simple as sending the agreement to them, whether through a service such as DocuSign, by email or fax. Calls or emails to confirm that they have received the document is a good idea and will keep the ball in your yard. The agreement should be signed and dated by both parties. A signature is a powerful and binding tool that you can use to your advantage. When a customer signs for something, he explains that he fully understands the agreement and everything it involves.