If you are writing a script for a television or film production, or you are hiring someone to write a script, it’s important to set out the terms of the arrangement in a Script Writer Agreement. 

A Script Writer Agreement covers issues including copyright ownership, payment, what’s expected to be delivered and whether the writer will be given a credit in connection with the production.  Before a writer gets started on the script, all the terms and conditions should be agreed upon, so the checklist below will help determine what factors need to be discussed and confirmed.

Fill out the checklist below to get started with a Script Writer Agreement.


If you can’t answer certain questions, you’ll probably need legal advice, so just put ‘I don’t know’ or get in touch!