The Independent Film & Television Alliance has published a new edition of IFTA® Model International Licensing Agreements 5th Edition 2010, a long-standing reference for international licensing of films and television programmes. The latest set of model agreements deals with licensing in the digital and online age and provides definitions and terms and conditions that will be used in the coming years. When IFTA® Model International Licensing Agreements (“MILA” or “IFTA® Forms”) first appeared in 1986 and were updated in 1994, 2000, 2005 and 2007 (with an internet and wireless player), IFTAs established a reputation for clarity and completeness® in 1994, 2000, 2000 and 2007 (with an internet and wireless reader). However, over time, forms agreements require adaptations to take into account the changing licensing environment resulting from the emergence of new technologies, digital distribution platforms and models. The MILA 5th edition is a comprehensive update of IFTA® Forms, as the International Multiple Rights Distribution Agreement has been fully updated to include the definitions and provisions necessary for the licensing of all permitted rights and uses. “The IFTA Legal Committee and the IFTA Legal Department have invested a great deal of time and effort in establishing the best possible model agreements,” said Jean Prewitt, President and President of IFTA. “The MILA 5th Edition is a step forward in the rapidly changing film and television licensing landscape. We sincerely hope that it will continue to serve as a useful model for our members and the industry as a whole. IFTA commissioned the contracts at AFM 2010. The general public can access .pdf versions of IFTA® International Standard Terms and IFTA® International Schedule of Definitions and purchase IFTA® MILA™ 5th Edition Binder with a disc with all types of contracts and annexes in Microsoft Word format® under www.ifta-online.org. About the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association for the independent film and television industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 150 member companies in 23 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, commercial agents, television companies, studio-related companies and financial institutions that deal with content finance.
In total, members of the Independent Film & Television Alliance produce more than 400 independent films and countless hours of television programs each year and generate more than $4 billion in distribution revenue each year. . . .