A work-for-hire agreement is a legal contract that is made between a producer (or studio) and screenwriter. The purpose of this document is to state that you are solely hiring the writer to write the script, and to assure that you will be the owner of the rights to that script once it’s completed. Terms such as payment, length, number of revisions and deadlines can vary between agreements. Often times, an agent will negotiate these terms on behalf of the writer.
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