FILM SYNCHRONIZATION AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT, dated the __th day of ________, 199_, between_________________, (hereinafter referred to as "Composer" and ________________________, (hereinafter referred to as "Employer").
WHEREAS the Composer has hereto written and composed certain musical compositions, lyrics and arrangements, including arrangements of public domain material (all herein called (Music) as independent contractor of ____(Employer)___, a __STATE___ company, in connection with the motion picture now entitled:
In consideration of the premises, it is agreed as follows"
1. Composer hereby licenses to Employer and its assigns, as their interest may appear, on a non-exclusive basis, the following rights including, without limitation, the complete, unencumbered, exclusive and perpetual right throughout the world to exhibit, record, reproduce, broadcast, televise, transmit, publish, copy, print, reprint, vend, sell, distribute, perform and use for any purpose, in connection with the motion picture as defined herein, whether or not now known, invented, used or contemplated, and whether separately or in synchronism or timed relation with the Picture or trailers, clips or portions thereof, or any other motion picture or otherwise, all or any part of the matters and things referred to in this paragraph and to refrain from all or any part thereof. Employer or its assigns may add lyrics from all or any part thereof. Employer or its assigns may add lyrics in any language, and otherwise add to, subtract from, arrange, rearrange, revise and adapt all such material and the Picture in any manner, and Composer hereby waives the "moral rights" of authors, as said term is commonly understood throughout the world. Said license of rights is conditioned upon and subject to the following:
2. As used herein, the following terms shall unless the context clearly provides to the contrary, have the following meanings:
"Motion picture" or its equivalent means and includes, but is not limited to motion pictures cinemagraphic films and photoplays of every kind and nature whatsoever (including films for television, video tapes, and films produces electronically), including the sound track thereof, as well as trailer, clips and portions thereof, and copies of any of the foregoing, produced by any means now known or hereafter known, invented, used or contemplated by which photographs, pictures, images or other visual or audiovisual reproductions or representations are or may be printed, imprinted, recorded or otherwise preserved on material of any description (whether translucent or not) for later projection or exhibition in such manner that the same are or appear to be in motion on a screen, mirror, monitor, tape or any other medium or device whether or not accompanied by sound track.
"Sound Track" means and includes sound recordings and reproduction of every kind and nature whatsoever produced by means of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or other processes or devices now known or hereafter known, invented, used or contemplated by which sound may be recorded for later transmission or playback in synchronization or timed relation with motion pictures or separately on phonograph records, or otherwise.
"Copies", with reference to a motion picture or sound track, means and includes any negative or positive print, dupe, negative, video or other electronic tape recording, disc or other physical article of any kind produced by means of any process or device now or hereafter known or contemplated. on which such motion picture or sound track, or any part thereof, is printed, imprinted, recorded, reproduced or duplicated.
"Exhibitor" means any person, firm, or corporation who holds a valid and subsisting license from the copyright proprietor of the motion picture involved (either directly or indirectly through distributor, subdistributor or other licensee of such copyright proprietor) to exhibit and perform such motion picture (including the Music), publicly, whether theatrically, on free pay or subscription cable television, cable, satellite, airlines, armed services or other, by any means or media whatsoever.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date first above
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