This agreement commits a writer to write for an “undecided project”. A studio (TV or film) will do this if they know that they want to work with a particular writer and have confidence that whatever he/she writes will be great. In this way, another studio can’t hire the writer for his/her next script. This will commit the writer to write a screenplay for the studio once he/she decides what that project is. The studio, of course, must approve of the idea. The writer will usually pitch a few ideas to the studio who will then pick which one they want him/her to write.
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