Production Legal Packages

An independent film needs business and legal affairs services just like a studio tentpole does. An indie producer’s challenge is finding clear information and affordable solutions.

DeepFocus production legal packages simplify budgeting for essential entertainment attorney services. A package tailored to your film’s budget provides the core legal elements to take your indie project from screenplay to screen.

Micro-Budget Production Legal $2,500

Film budget of up to $20,000 or less per picture or per episode

Script review and guidance
Actor agreements
Director of Photography agreement
Copyright registration of completed film
Up to one hour of attorney consultation
5% discount for additional attorney services

Script guidance covers legal issues affecting content such as privacy and publicity rights, defamation, and trademark infringement. Attorney consultation covers film-related legal issues and excludes litigation matters. Filing fees are not included. Additional attorney services will be billed at attorney’s hourly rate less 5% discount.


Student Film/Short Project Production Legal $5,000

Film budget of up to $50,000 per picture or per episode

Business affairs evaluation and recommendations
Script review and guidance
Actor agreements
Director of Photography agreement
Skeleton crew agreements Location agreement
Copyright registration of script and completed film
Chain-of-Title review and documentation Up to two hours of attorney consultation
5% discount for additional attorney services

Script guidance covers legal issues affecting content such as privacy and publicity rights, defamation, and trademark infringement. Skeleton crew agreements include makeup/hair, production assistant, location sound recordist, and gaffer/grip. Attorney consultation covers film-related legal issues and excludes litigation matters. Filing fees are not included. Additional attorney services will be billed at attorney’s hourly rate less 5% discount.


Ultra Low Budget Production Legal $12,000

Film budget of up to $300,000 or less per picture

Single-purpose business entity organization
Literary property option/purchase agreement
Screenwriter agreement (pre-WGA) Script review and clearance
Actor agreements
Director of Photography agreement
Key crew agreements Location agreements
Copyright registration of script and completed film
Chain-of-Title review, documentation, and opinion letter Up to three hours of attorney consultation
7.5% discount for additional attorney services

Attorney consultation covers film-related legal issues and excludes litigation matters. Key crew agreements include producer, assistant director, assistant camera, makeup/hair, production assistant, location sound recordist, gaffer/grip, and up to three additional positions. Filing fees are not included. Additional attorney services will be billed at attorney’s hourly rate less 7.5% discount.


Moderate Low Budget Production Legal $22,000

Film budget of up to $700,000 or less per picture

Partnership or limited liability company organization
Single-purpose business entity initial documentation
Literary property option/purchase agreement
Screenwriter agreement Script review and clearance
Principal cast and day player agreements
Director of Photography agreement
Key department head and crew agreements Location agreements
Composer agreement
Copyright registration of script and completed film
Chain-of-Title review, documentation, and opinion letter Up to eight hours of attorney consultation
10% discount for additional attorney services

Attorney consultation covers film-related legal issues and excludes litigation matters. Department head and key crew agreements include executive producer, producer, line producer, casting director, assistant director, assistant camera, makeup/hair, production designer, art director, wardrobe supervisor, production sound mixer, location sound recordist, stunt coordinator and performers, key grip, dolly grip, gaffer, best boys, production assistant, set medic, and up to three additional positions. Filing fees are not included. Additional attorney services will be billed at attorney’s hourly rate less 10% discount.


Theatrical Production Legal $34,000

Film budget of up to $2,000,000

All Moderate Low Budget Production Legal services and deliverables
Up to 30 hours of attorney consultation
12.5% discount for additional attorney services

Contact

Dane E. Johnson