United StatesWhat is a resonable agreement for images to be used in a documentary?
I was recently contacted by a production company producing a feature about a midget hockey team for NHL.com. They contacted me about using 4 images of the team I took their recent national championship games. I was providing action photography on speculation for the tournament and the agreement I signed with USA Hockey was that I provide them x number of photos per game, which became theirs, everything else is mine to use without reservation. I have a release from the venue for use of the images as well.
What would be a reasonable agreement? They have not mentioned anything about payment/credit/etc but are chomping at the bit to get the images.
I do work for a production company that sometimes uses stock photography in their video production. While the licensing fees vary a lot, there is generally some sort of budget for images. Good on you for telling them that while the fee is negotiable, you must receive compensation.