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• It is your responsibility to make your creative decisions work harmoniously with the project. If something is not working, you must be proactive and take full responsibility to help achieve harmony and progress. I do not believe in nor will I tolerate combative or argumentative creative processes. I recommend not having any pre-conceived ideas, expectations, ideals, or rigid beliefs. These will just slow you down and prevent us from creating the piece.

• Flexibility is essential. You must embrace the idea that things will change rapidly and without notice. Do not marry yourself to any idea, character, trait, relationship, story point, etc. You will be asked to go in another direction, change something, try something, add something, eliminate something, you must enthusiastically throw all your passion into the direction you are given.

• You must be cognizant and in support of the group objective when expressing your ideas, input, feedback, and passions.

• Oliver has the final creative choice.

• To be part of the project, you must sign the agreement.


• The seven key actors and Oliver share equal credit for writing. The credit will be: “Written by” followed by the list of actors and Oliver.

• Oliver will get the credit of: “Directed and Edited by”.

• “Produced by” will be Oliver as well as anyone else who comes on board to assist in the raising of funds.

• Hiring producers and crew is at the sole discretion of Oliver.

• We will have a Kickstarter to raise some funds and we’ll explore other sources.

• Revenues will pay outstanding expenses and then be divided among cast, crew, directors, based on the number of hours they worked. One hour equals one “share,” regardless of your position. In other words, the production assistant is paid the same hourly rate as the director or producer. At the end of post-production, the number of work hours are counted. E.g. 10,000 hours. So if the film were to receive $50,000 in revenue, we would first pay any unpaid expenses, including reimbursements for approved expenses along the way. E.g. $50,000 – $20,000 (expenses) = $30,000.

• $30,000 / 10,000 hours = $3/hr. If you worked 100 hours on the project, you would be paid $300.

• Each day you work, you must sign in and out with Oliver. This will also be tracked on a protected, yet viewable, Google sheet.

• To log hours, each cast, crew, producer, etc., must sign a project agreement.

• If you quit the production at any time, for any reason, you forfeit your hours. They will be divided equally among those who remain on the project for the duration.

• You must commit to a minimum of two hours per week from the time you sign the agreement to the end of your job. In the case of actors, for example, that means after the filming of your part is complete. This includes reshoots.

• At any time, Oliver can decide whether or not to keep working with you. This may happen for any reason. E.g. not showing up for your minimum hours, creative differences, or story requirements. Your accumulated hours are still valid and if there are revenues, you will be paid in accordance with the agreement you signed.

• You waive all creative rights. Any creative decision, character, dialog, idea (written or spoken), formally or informally, at any time during the project is wholly owned by the production in perpetuity and said production is free to use it as it sees fit.

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