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USA Agreement to Direct Television Series

USA television producers, hire a director for one or more episodes of a TV series with this Agreement to Direct Television Series.
  • This contract is for DGA members and is subject to the terms of the Director's Guild of America Basic Agreement.
  • The director will receive guaranteed compensation for the minimum guarantee period of the contract (scale for 3 days of prep and 5 days of shooting), plus a daily rate for services rendered beyond the minimum guarantee period.
  • The director will receive additional compensation for reruns, foreign broadcasts, theatrical release and release in supplemental markets.
  • The producer owns perpetual universal rights to the episode(s) and all materials and services provided or rendered by the director in connection therewith.
  • The producer has full financial, budgetary and creative control over the series and each episode, but the contract contains an option to grant final cutting authority for the episode to either party, as applicable.
  • If production is interrupted due to force majeure or due to the director's inability or failure to perform the services, the producer can terminate or suspend the agreement, at its option. If production resumes following a force majeure event, the producer will offer to rehire the director to complete the episode.
  • The producer has the right to terminate the agreement if the director fails to qualify for any policy of life, health or other insurance coverage which the producer has applied to obtain.
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