Many producers are seeking distribution of their content and don’t know where to start. When you work with Start My Porn Company to create your content, securing distribution of your finished content is one of the services provided in your business management agreement with us.
However, if you are thinking about trying to find distribution on your own, you might want to investigate some of the clauses that are included in distribution agreements, and clauses that you should insist be added to any distribution agreement, before you finalize the deal.
Some of the clauses distributors may try to add to your contract contain wording such as:
We hold all rights to all XYZ Production Company’s digital, physical and any other formats as known now or developed in the future, Universally and in perpetuity, inside or outside of the explored solar system
You think I jest? I don’t! Everyone involved in Start My Porn Company has seen language in various distribution contracts that is very close to what is written above. Words like “in perpetuity”, “Universally”, “in all formats known and developed in the future” make some distributors feel very warm and fuzzy. They know that once you sign, they have you over the proverbial barrel.
However, no distribution contract should be entered into without you fully understanding and negotiating your own terms and clauses. So, if you are thinking about doing your own distribution deal without the help of the professionals at Start My Porn Company, take a moment to read “The Porno Clause and Other Legal Tips Filmmakers May Not Know” at AdultFYI.