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At the moment The Freelance Contract Bundle is available in two versions one for the UK and one for the US. We worked with lawyers in those countries to make sure the bundle is governed by the law in those countries. These agreements are appropriate for motion designers who wish to have US law or UK law to govern a client agreement. However, you can use it as a starting point to teach yourself what sort of terms you should consider as a motion designer. We do highly recommend you show the terms to a lawyer in your country to make sure they are applicable to your business.
We always recommend having an attorney or solicitor if based in the UK, review any agreement you are using or signing to confirm that its terms and conditions are appropriate for your business.
You only need to sign one agreement with your client, so if are comfortable with the terms in your client’s agreement that would be sufficient. Otherwise, you need to negotiate the terms in one of the agreements. You cannot have two agreements in place at once. If you are uncomfortable with what a client is asking you to change in your agreement you should always seek professional advice from a lawyer or solicitor if you are based in the UK.
A contract protects both parties and should make the terms of your arrangement clear and concise. A client that has concerns about signing a contract should be a red flag.
If you are living in the UK or the US and want to use this with your international clients you can still do that. These agreements are appropriate for motion designers would wish to have US or UK law govern their client agreements.
Yes, both contracts have clauses that state usage for self-promotion.
Yes, there is a clause included where you can charge a percentage for contract files. This is in the Commissioning Contract as you wouldn't usually do so when working in-house.