Looking to make a film but need a little help with the paperwork? We’ve painstakingly searched the internets and collected 588 free forms and contracts to help get you started.

Now before we start, everyone repeat after me: “THIS ARTICLE IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR PROPER LEGAL ADVICE”

You probably won’t need all of these forms for your production, but hopefully this article will remind you the “boring” parts of filmmaking are just as important as everything else.

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Screenwriting

 

Unions

American Federation of TV & Radio Artists (AFTRA)
Director’s Guild of America
Directors Guild of Canada (DGC)
Guild of Canadian Film Composers (GCFC)
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Writers Guild of America (WGA)
Writers Guild of Canada (WGC)

Development

 

Business Entities
Business Plans
Taxes
Deal Memos

Pre-Production

Breakdown
Budgets
Locations
Insurance
Storyboard

Production

Accounting
Authorizations
Call Sheets
Cast
Check Lists
Cinematography
Crew
Equipment
Lighting
Production Forms
Production Logs
Production Reports
Copyright, Trademarks and Releases
Requests
Safety Forms
Sign-Out Forms
Stock Inventory
Stunts
Travel

Post-Production

Sound & Music

Distribution

MISC

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Hugh Denno

Great resource, Thanks!

I am currently leading a sponsorship campaign and need contracts for film sponsors. I saw that your list contains templates for event and tour sponsors, but what about the more detailed and comprehensive sponsors of the film?

shant k

Great list. I’d also add this free actor release form from StudioBinder https://www.studiobinder.com/blog/complete-guide-actor-release-form-template/

manohar chilka
manohar chilka

I want to film direction please give information

DIYFilmSchool.net

This is an incredibly comprehensive list and I wanted to let you know that we’ve linked to this page on our Resources page because you really can’t get much better than the list you’ve compiled.

This collection of forms has been a staple in my productions but also in my recommendations for years. So there. smile

Gemma

Hi, I’m looking for a contract that will enable me to buy and / or use footage from other people’s/company’s films within my documentaries which are for the NGO sector.
Any help is hugely appreciated.

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