Sample Forms

Because today’s producer is likely to work in television, new media, and/or film, the following resources generally apply to all venues. All of these sample forms are good examples of documents that would be filed in your production book (see Chapter 4). Although most of these forms would be created during the pre-production stage of your project, we have organized them here into development, pre-production, production and post-production to stress the stage at which they are most employed.


  1. Submission Release

  2. Writer’s Deal Memo

  3. Certificate of Authorship

  4. Non-disclosure Agreement


  1. Pre-production Checklist

  2. Breakdown Sheet

  3. Storyboard

  4. Project Costs Summary

  5. Project Budget

  6. Equipment Rental Log

  7. Cast Deal memo ...

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