The template contract drawn up by Tiga and lawyer Vincent Scheurer aiming to create fair deals for developers has been published.
Tiga's model contract is included with the Entertainment Law Handbook published by Law
Scheurer, company secretary of Tiga, has put together the Entertainment Law section of the handbook. He explained: “The addition of a section on video games in a book for entertainment lawyers reflects the increasing importance of the video games industry in the wider entertainment spectrum. The video games industry is simply no longer the poor relation of the music and film industries.”
Fred Hasson, Tiga CEO added: “The publication of the Tiga model contract in such an important work is an important milestone in Tiga’s project to develop business neutral model contracts. By reducing the time and cost of negotiating and concluding game development contracts, this project should result in substantial savings to games developers and publishers alike. This is a testament to the hard work and funding provided by Tiga and its Members together with the DTI, Game Republic and Game Horizon.”
The Entertainment Law Handbook is available to Tiga members at a 10 per cent discount from the current price of £130.00 until the 1st July 2007. For more details about the Entertainment Law Handbook visit www.sarassin.net or lawsociety.org.uk.