Consulting for scripts/screenplays, riders, exposés, and concepts

Are you an author and would you like to obtain legal advice regarding being hired to create a script/screenplay or the preparation thereof? Do you need help in drafting your compensation stipulations? Or are you a film production company and would like an author to be hired or do you want to secure the rights to a script/screenplay?

What we offer

When producing a film, it is necessary that the producer be granted the rights to the script/screenplay and the works upon which it is based. This can be done, for example, within the scope of a script/screenplay contract concerning the production of a script/screenplay, a treatment, or exposé (if necessary, in addition to other preparatory work and accompanying text) or within the scope of a licensing agreement concerning an existing work. In these and similar cases, we can advise you regarding the legal situation, support you in the negotiations, or handle them for you, and also take on the design of any required contracts.

Scope of service

  • Creating and reviewing contracts
  • Consulting regarding compensation, the amount of compensation, and distribution of revenues
  • Consulting in connection with acquiring and assigning rights
  • Creating, designing, and negotiating legally secure licensing agreements
  • Handling contract negotiations
  • Consulting with respect to the legal options and the strategic procedure
  • Examination and assessment of the technical and legal situation
  • Representation before all district and regional courts in Germany by means of temporary injunction proceedings and in complaint proceedings

Costs

We normally offer these services to you calculated according to the time spent at a suitable hourly rate. We believe that cost transparency and cost reliability obviously form the basis of successful cooperation. We will be happy to provide you with an estimate of the expected costs and the cost risk before taking the job.

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