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spacecadetmotionpictures
10-09-2013, 10:54 AM
I am working on a new 'found footage' story for this winter, but it all hinges on getting permission to use one of the schools I clean. I think that I can get permission to use the school for my little production, but I want to have my ducks in a row and make sure that once I have permission no one can go back on the arrangement.

Is there a standard contract or form I can use to cover my butt if they agree?

Will my emails back and forth with the Principle and School Board be enough?

mara
10-09-2013, 11:02 AM
Sonny boo has a lot of standard filmmaker forms; here's a location release:
http://www.sonnyboo.com/downloads/location.rtf

You may find that the school will require you to have liability insurance.

spacecadetmotionpictures
10-09-2013, 11:05 AM
Sonny boo has a lot of standard filmmaker forms; here's a location release:
http://www.sonnyboo.com/downloads/location.rtf

You may find that the school will require you to have liability insurance.

Oh, that's awesome! Just what I was looking for!

Thanks Mara!

Klay M Abele
10-09-2013, 11:35 AM
The dreaded liability insurance, eeeep!

mara
10-09-2013, 02:20 PM
The dreaded liability insurance, eeeep!

Don't offer it - wait for them to say you need it :)

spacecadetmotionpictures
10-10-2013, 02:31 AM
Don't offer it - wait for them to say you need it :)

Damn!

Klay M Abele
10-10-2013, 04:54 AM
Don't offer it - wait for them to say you need it :)

True, but when you mostly need abandoned locations they will most always ask for it. A few will be fine with a very descriptive waiver, even though no waiver could hold up in court.