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Contents of the Publicity – Publicist Agreement
- TERM AND TERMINATION
- PUBLICIST SERVICES
- ARTIST OBLIGATIONS
- AGENT AND ATTORNEY-IN-FACT
- ARTISTS FULL DEVOTION
- PUBLICIST IS NOT AN AGENT
- INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR; NON-EXCLUSIVE SERVICES
- REIMBURSED FOR EXPENSES
- CEASE SERVICES
- REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
- GENERAL PROVISIONS
This ‘PUBLICITY – PUBLICIST AGREEMENT’ (“Agreement”) is made by and entered into between [ARTIST NAME] (the “Artist”) and [PUBLICIST NAME] (the “Publicist”), and is executed as a binding agreement as of the Effective Date (Artist and Publicist are sometimes herein referred to collectively as the “Parties” or individually as a “Party”).
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
- WHEREAS, the Artist desires to engage the Publicist to provide the services described below; and
- WHEREAS, the Publicist is ready to accept such engagement on the terms of this Agreement.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and other good and valuable consideration considered hereinafter, the receipt and sufficiency of which are acknowledged by the Parties, the Artist and the Publicist agree as follows:
- TERM AND TERMINATION.
The duration of this Agreement shall be in effect for [NUMBER] years from the Effective Date. It may be renewed on mutual consent of both the parties. Either party may terminate this Agreement by giving Thirty (30) days notice to other party.
- PUBLICIST SERVICES.
The Publicist agrees to perform on behalf of Artist the services customarily rendered on behalf of artists. The Publicist agrees to perform the following services when requested to do so by the Artist:
(a) Advise and counsel in any matters pertaining to publicity, public relations and advertising in all fields of entertainment.
(b) Advise and counsel in the selection of literary, artistic and musical material as far as publicity value is concerned.
(c) Advise and counsel with relation to the proper format for presentation of Artist’s artistic talents and in the determination of proper style, mood, setting, business and characterization in keeping with the Artist’s talents as far as publicity value is concerned.
(d) Advise and counsel and direct in the selection of the artist’s talent to assist, accompany or embelish Artist’s artistic presentation as far as publicity value is concerned.
(e) Advise and counsel with regard to general parties in the entertainment and amusements industries as far as publicity is concerned.
(f) Advise and counsel the selection of publicity programs.
(g) Unpaid Television and Radio interviews (unless forbidden by AFTRA), newspaper and magazine interviews and pictures shall be sought.
(h) Mail publicity releases to the trade press, fan magazines, newspaper columnists, and radio and television interview shows, etc.
(i) Co-operate with public relations personnel if Artist, his employer(s) and/or his management.
- ARTIST OBLIGATIONS.
(a) The Publicist hereby informs Artist that stories and items may contain incorrect information about the Artist; such information may result from Publicist being misinformed or because the publication in which the story or item appears made an intentional error and/or omission, or for other reasons.
Publicist hereby informs Artist that Artist may suffer embarrassment and annoyance because of correct and incorrect publicity. Artist declares that he understands that he may suffer mental anguish and monetary loss because of publicity. Artist hereby authorizes Publicist to release any and all information about him.
(i) The Artist agrees that Publicist does not need to clear copy with the Artist.
(ii) The Publicist will keep a copy of all releases and articles the Publicist can amass in a file at Publicist’s office which the Artist can make use of.
(b) The Artist promises to supply Publicist with many different pictures and copies of resumes at Artist’s cost. Pictures shall be 8″ x 10″. Publicist hereby notifies Artist that Publicist will be handicapped in his work if he does not receive pictures and resumes in the quantity requested.
- AGENT AND ATTORNEY-IN-FACT. The Artist hereby authorizes and appoints the Publicist as his/her agent and attorney-in-fact to:
(a) Approve and permit all publicity, public relations, endorsements, etc.
(b) Approve and permit the use of Artist’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, sound effects, caricatures, literary, artistic and musical material for the purposes of advertising and publicity and in the promotion and advertising of any and all products, services, etc.
- ARTISTS FULL DEVOTION. The Artist agrees to at all times to devote himself to his career, to do all things necessary and desirable to promote his career and earnings there from. Artist agrees to at all times engage proper theatrical agencies to obtain engagements and employment for him.
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