Film (Movie) Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

A film non-disclosure agreement is a document that requires someone working on a movie production to keep project information confidential. By signing the NDA, the person or company agrees not to reveal any project details, images, or video to outside parties under penalty of legal action.

Film (Movie) Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

A film non-disclosure agreement is a document that requires someone working on a movie production to keep project information confidential. By signing the NDA, the person or company agrees not to reveal any project details, images, or video to outside parties under penalty of legal action.

Last updated May 20th, 2024

A film non-disclosure agreement is a document that requires someone working on a movie production to keep project information confidential. By signing the NDA, the person or company agrees not to reveal any project details, images, or video to outside parties under penalty of legal action.

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NDA Uses for Film Projects

Individuals and companies working on film projects are often required to sign an NDA before beginning a contract. Implementing NDAs helps protect the production from:

  • Photo and video leaks
  • Casting and script details being revealed prior to the project’s release
  • Competitors stealing concepts
  • Damage to the project’s rollout and marketing

Sample

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FILM NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT

1. THE PARTIES. This Film Non-Disclosure Agreement, hereinafter known as the “Agreement,” created this [MM/DD/YYYY] is by and between [RELEASOR NAME], hereinafter known as “Releasor,” and [RECIPIENT NAME], hereinafter known as “Recipient,” and collectively known as the “Parties.”

WHEREAS, this Agreement is created for the purpose of preventing the unauthorized disclosure of the confidential and proprietary information (the “Confidential Information”). The Parties agree as follows:

2. THE PROJECT. All information disclosed about the movie, film, or script titled [PROJECT TITLE], hereinafter known as the “Project,” that includes, but is not limited to, written, electronic, or oral statements made about the Project shall hereafter and forever be deemed confidential and shall further be known as “Confidential Information.”

3. OWNERSHIP RIGHTS. All Confidential Information shall remain under the ownership of the Releasor with the Recipient agreeing not to disclose any information or ideas related to the Project except the Recipient’s agents, licensees, successors, and assigns on a “need to know” basis. The Recipient shall be responsible for any improper disclosure of the Confidential Information by their representatives.

4. NO GUARANTEES. This Agreement in no way guarantees or suggests employment for the Recipient or compensation for time as it relates to the development and evaluation of the Project. Should the Releasor resolve to employ the Recipient, no other contractual instruments may be applied.

5. SEVERABILITY. If a court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall be interpreted so as best to affect the intent of the Parties.

6. GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed under the laws in the State of [STATE NAME].

WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the date written below.

[RELEASOR NAME] Signature: ________________________ Date: [MM/DD/YYYY]

[RECIPIENT NAME] Signature: ________________________ Date:  [MM/DD/YYYY]