What is a Casting Director Agreement?
A Casting Director Agreement is a binding agreement between a Casting Director and a Producer where the former will provide services for the casting of a motion picture. This Agreement also states that the Casting Director shall be considered an independent contractor.
You may download a PDF copy of the Casting Director Agreement Template from websites that have document templates. But you may electronically fill it out on PDFRun for your convenience.
How to fill out a Casting Director Agreement?
Enter the necessary information in the required fields. Make sure that everything you enter is true, accurate, and correct.
Enter the date.
Name of Casting Director
Enter the name of the Casting Director.
Address of Casting Director
Enter the address of the Casting Director.
Name of Producer
Enter the name of the Producer.
Address of Producer
Enter the address of the Producer.
Enter the name of the theatrical motion picture.
Enter the name of the screenplay upon which the picture is based.
Enter the services the Casting Director will provide to the Producer.
Number of Casting
Enter the number of speaking roles.
Enter the kind of speaking roles.
This section states the date the Agreement shall expire, and the parties may extend the period by giving one or more days’ written notice.
Enter the expiration date of the Casting Director Agreement Form.
Enter the additional year.
Day’s Written Notice
Enter the number of days for the written notice.
This section states that the Casting Director shall provide their services as an independent contractor, and they shall not act as an employee, agent, or broker of the Producer. As an independent contractor, the Casting Director will be solely responsible for paying any taxes levied by applicable laws on its compensation. The Casting Director understands that the Producer will not withhold any amount for payment of taxes from their compensation.
Enter the total amount of payment.
Mode of Payment
Enter the modes of payment.
This section states that the Producer agrees to reimburse any pre-approved out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Casting Director in connection with the services, such as travel expenses, food, and lodging.
This section states that the Casting Director acknowledges that it shall not have any right to or interest in the work product resulting from the services performed, or any of the documents, reports, or other materials created by the Casting Director, nor any right to or interest in any copyright therein.
It states further that the Casting Director acknowledges that the services and the products have been specially commissioned or ordered by the Producer as “works made-for-hire” as that term is used in the Copyright Law of the United States of America and that the Producer is deemed an author of and the owner of all copyrights to the materials.
This section states that the Casting Director shall be entitled to screen credit on a single card in the main titles in the position immediately following the final credit given to acting talent and preceding any other credit that may be given for casting.
This section provides for the termination of the Casting Director Agreement:
- Either party may terminate the Agreement by providing a thirty (30) days written notice to the other party;
- The party may terminate the Agreement if the other party violates its obligations by sending a thirty (30) day written notice. Upon receiving the notice, the defaulting party has 30 days from the date of the notice to cure any such default. Otherwise, the party providing notice shall have the right to terminate the Agreement.
This section states that the Casting Director shall not assign any of their rights under the Agreement, or delegate the performance of any of the obligations or duties hereunder, without the prior written consent of the Producer and any attempt by the Casting Director to assign, transfer, or subcontract any rights, duties, or obligations arising hereunder shall be void and of no effect.
This section states that any notices, bills, invoices, or reports required under this Agreement shall be received on:
- The day of the delivery if delivered by hand during the receiving party’s regular business hours or by facsimile before or during the receiving party’s regular business hours; or
- On the second business day following deposit in the United States mail, postage prepaid, to the addresses below, or such other addresses as the parties may, from time to time, designate in writing according to the provisions of this section.
Enter the producer’s address.
Enter the casting director’s address.
This section states the Agreement is to be construed in accordance with and governed by the internal laws of the particular state in the USA.
Select from the drop-down list the US state where this Agreement is governed and construed.
This section states that all disputes under this Agreement shall be settled by arbitration before a single arbitrator pursuant to the commercial law rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration may be commenced at any time by any party by giving written notice to the other party to a dispute that such dispute has been referred to arbitration.
It also states that this arbitration provision shall be specifically enforceable by the parties and the decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding without the right of appeal.
Place of Arbitration
Enter the place of the arbitration.
This section states that if any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable under the present or future laws, such provisions shall be fully severable, and this Agreement shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision had never comprised a part of this Agreement.
It states further that the remaining provisions of the Agreement shall be in full force and effect.
Limitation of Liability
This section states that neither party shall be liable to the other party for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages incurred by the other party arising out of the services provided under this agreement.
It states further that neither party’s liability on any claim, loss, or liability arising out of or connected with this agreement shall exceed the amounts paid to the casting director during a certain number of months immediately preceding the event giving rise to such claim or action by the producer.
Number of Months
Enter the number of months.
This section states that each party shall indemnify and hold harmless at its own expense, and at the other party’s request defend such party its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, and assigns officers, directors, sublicensees, and agents from and against all claims which arise directly or indirectly out of this Agreement or gross negligence or willful misconduct of a party’s employees or agents.
Entire Agreement Amendment
This section states that the Agreement is the final, complete, and exclusive agreement of the parties concerning the subject matter and supersedes and merges all prior agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties relating to the subject matter and all past courses of dealing or industry custom. Modification or amendment to this Agreement shall be effective unless it is written and signed by each party.
This section states that the waiver of either party of a breach of or a default under any provision of this Agreement shall not be effective unless it is in writing. It shall not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach or default under the Agreement, nor shall any delay or omission on the part of either party to exercise or avail itself of any right or remedy that it has or may have hereunder operate as a waiver of any right of remedy.
This section states that the headings used in this Agreement shall not be used to limit or construe the contents of any section of the Agreement.
Have the producer affix their signature.
Enter the Producer’s name.
Enter the Producer’s title.
Enter the date the Agreement was signed.
Casting Director’s Signature
Have the Casting Director affix their signature.
Enter the Casting Director’s name.
Enter the Producer’s title.
Enter the date the Agreement was signed.
How to file a Casting Director Agreement?
Make sure that the Casting Director Agreement Form is read and understood by both the Casting Director and the Producer before signing. Both parties must sign and have a copy of the Agreement. While notarization is not necessary, it is highly recommended to bind parties outside of the Agreement.