These are free sample collaboration contracts and forms posted online by writer James A. Conrad (me), co-author of Filmmaker's Dictionary with Emmy Award-winning producer-director Ralph S. Singleton. Website: jamesaconrad.com. They are based on versions previously available elsewhere on the Internet, but have new material added to them. In some instances, other websites have copied these versions and are offering them. These contracts can be used as is or you can copy and paste them into a word processor and revise them as you wish. The Word documents can be edited once you save them to your computer.
The web page versions of the contracts and forms may display differently depending on laptop or desktop computer resolution settings. View them in Print Preview to see how they will look when printed. They will print the same regardless of what resolution; i.e., screen width, in which you view them. The writers may also want to initial each page in handwriting to indicate their acceptance. Having the signatures notarized is an option but is not a legal necessity for them to be valid. If you link to here, please link to this entry page and not my individual contract files, which do not appear in search engines.
Author Collaboration Agreement
(Use this for books, articles, etc.; for scripts, see link below.)
All .doc versions are in Word 2003 and can be edited. Any changes you make while viewing the Word document online will not alter the original file after you leave. It is suggested, therefore, that you download the document to your computer first and then edit as desired if needed.
Web Page Printout Version: 2 Writers (view online as a Web page, prints 3 pages)
Supplementary contract forms:
Another contract on this website (for film and TV projects, etc.): Screenwriters' Collaboration Agreement.