This document establishes an agreement between a distributor and a producer for the
distribution of a motion picture in a specified territory. The producer grants the
distributor a limited license to exhibit and broadcast the motion picture over the facilities
of a television station. This document can be customized to specify the territory the
distribution will cover as well as the costs and expenses associated with licensing. This
document can be used by television stations or by producers that want to enter into an
agreement for the distribution of a film within a territory.
TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
THIS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT (hereinafter “Agreement) is made and
entered into this ____________ day of __________________________, _____ (hereinafter
“Effective Date”), by and between: ____________________________ [PRODUCER’S NAME]
(hereinafter “Producer”), whose offices are located at __________________________________
[PRODUCER’S ADDRESS] and __________________________________ [DISTRIBUTOR’S
NAME] (hereinafter “Distributor”), whose offices are located at
__________________________________________________ [DISTRIBUTOR’S ADDRESS].
WHEREAS Producer has the exclusive right to distribute and otherwise exploit the television
Motion Picture entitled “________________________________” [NAME OF MOTION
PICTURE] (hereinafter the “Motion Picture”);
AND WHEREAS Producer wishes to appoint Distributor as the sole and exclusive distributor of
the Motion Picture in the Territory as herein defined.
NOW THEREFORE THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSES that in consideration of the mutual
covenants and agreements herein and other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of
which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:
1. GRANT OF LICENSE: Subject to the prompt payment of the Distribution Fees and the due
performance by the Distributor of all its obligations hereunder, the Producer hereby grants to the
Distributor, and the Distributor hereby accepts, a limited license to exhibit and broadcast the
motion picture over the facilities of the television station, and to reproduce recorded sound in
connection therewith, for the Term herein specified, and for no other use or purpose. Distributor
shall exercise the following rights in connection with the Motion Picture:
(a) Distribution Rights: the right to distribute on all forms of television now known or hereafter
devised including, but not limited to, free, pay, closed circuit, and Direct Broadcast Satellite; and
right to distribute in the home video market
(b) Versions: the right to make such dubbed, sub-titled, and close captioned versions and use
any promotional materials.
(c) Modifications: the right to make such changes, alterations, cuts, additions, deletions, and
eliminations into and from the Motion Picture and any promotional materials, as may be required
for distribution of the Motion Picture for use in any form of television.
(d) Advertising and Publicity: the right to create and issue, by way of broadcast or otherwise by
any means, publicity in connection with the Motion Picture and to use clips and stills from the
Motion Picture for the purpose of publicity and in connection therewith, and to use Distributor's
name and trademark.
(e) Claims: the right to institute, defend, and prosecute all actions or proceedings which
Distributor may deem necessary for the purpose of establishing, maintaining or preserving all or
any of the rights herein granted.
2. RESERVED RIGHTS: All other rights not expressly granted herein, including but not
limited to theatrical, print, and electronic publishing, radio, dramatic, non-theatrical, direct
marketing, merchandising, and music publishing rights to the soundtrack are reserved to
Producer. The credits, English-language title, and copyright notice shall not be changed or
deleted unless approved by Producer. No other changes can be made without the prior approval
3. TERRITORY: Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Producer hereby grants
to Distributor an exclusive license to distribute, advertise, and exhibit the Motion Picture in the
following locations: ___________________________________________________ [SPECIFIC
DESCRIPTIONS OF CITIES, COUNTIES, ETC.] (hereinafter the “Territory”)
4. TERM: The Term of this Agreement shall be ______ [AMOUNT IN WORDS] (____
[AMOUNT IN NUMERALS]) years commencing on the Effective Date, unless sooner
terminated. Upon the expiration of the Term, the agreement shall automatically renew for
successive terms of one (1) year periods, unless either party gives written notice of ninety (90)
days prior to the expiration of the Term or any renewal period.
5. LICENSE FEES: As consideration for its services, Distributor shall be entitled to retain
_______ [AMOUNT IN WORDS] percent (__% [AMOUNT IN NUMERALS] of Gross
Receipts, as its distribution commission (hereinafter “Distribution Fees”). Such Distribution Fees
shall be inclusive of any sub-distribution or sub-agency fees.
Gross Receipts shall mean all monies actually received by Distributor arising f