In United States of America, when an actor is hired by the producer to work in a motion picture then, he has to sign an Actor Employment Agreement. This actually means that the actor now contracted to the producer or the company, which has signed him in and will work for them as per the terms and conditions specified in the employment agreement.
The Actor Employment Agreement basically consists of the terms and conditions pointed out by the producer, such as the salary details that the actor has agreed upon, transportation expenses, specification of the role, services and other miscellaneous expenditure. The prerequisite of any future dispute settlement is also listed in the agreement.
Although, there are certain points that are to be kept in mind, before signing the Actor Employment Agreement. They are as follows:
1. The actor signs the agreement completely according to his own judgment that is without any external pressure.
2. Without the proper experience and knowledge of the profession, it is possible that the agreement may act against him.
3. Asking for a very high remuneration without any experience in the field, can also affect the producer or the motion picture.
Therefore, it is essential for the actor to read the Actor Employment Agreement clearly with a clear mind, before signing it.