Saturday, May 30, 2009

Your Deliverables for Your Film

When signing a sales agent deal and selling to a distributor, you will be asked for deliverables. You must deliver all items or your sale may be forfeited. Deliverables are extremely important, tedious and time-sucking, and costly. So get ready! 

Here is a typical Deliverable list: 

Mandatory:

  1. NTSC 4x3 Digi-Beta Master of the Feature Film for television.
  2. NTSC 16x9 Digi-Beta Master of the Feature Film for video.
  3. DA88 of the DM&E and/or M&E Track.
  4. Photographic Material – Either slides or a disc of stills usable for the creation of key art.  If on disc must be high resolution. Need a minimum of 50 stills.
  5. Standard Press Kit with synopsis, cast, behind the scenes info, reviews, etc…
  6. Billing Block.
  7. Paid Ad Credit Obligations.
  8. Name and Likeness Restrictions.
  9. Music Cue Sheets.
  10. Music Licenses.
  11. Composer Agreement.
  12. Chain of Title.
  13. Copyright Registration Certificate.
  14. E&O Insurance Policy.
  15. Lab Access letter to all physical film and video elements.
  16. Assignment of Rights.

 Will be requested but might not be mandatory:

  1. NTSC 4x3 Digi-Beta Master of the trailer.
  2. NTSC 16x9 Digi-Beta Master of the trailer.
  3. DA88 of the DM&E track of the trailer.
  4. NTSC 4x3 Digi-Beta Master of the textless background of beginning and end titles if superimposed of the film.
  5. NTSC 16x9 Digi-Beta Master of the textless background of beginning and end titles if superimposed of the film.
  6. HD 16x9 Master of the Feature Film.
  7. Copyright Mortgage and Assignment.
  8. MPAA Rating Certificate.
  9. Continuity Script.
  10. Title Report.
  11. Copyright Report.
  12. UCC Search.
  13. All agreements including talent, crew, location and guild agreements.
  14. Electronic Press Kit.
  15. Extras for the DVD that include commentary, making of doc, etc…

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

maybe i can help: check out http://www.clipcanvas.com for some good stock footage.

DIYFilmSchool said...

Can you elaborate on the items in your deliverables list? It's great content, but I'm not sure about some of the items.