Should I Use Form Contracts I Found in a Book or on the Internet?
by Sue Basko
No, you should not use form contracts. Most of those are not written correctly. A lot of them do not even make sense. They do not apply to your situation.
Most form contracts are not meant to be used by anyone -- -- they are samples of a fictitious contract.
A contract is an agreement between two or more parties. It MUST say what the parties have agreed to. A form contract cannot do that.
A properly written contract can save you money, make you money, save your deal, explain how you will be paid, retain your creative control, get your name in the credits, decide in advance what happens when disputes arise, select a court to go to if a lawsuit arises, provide back-up plans if the original plans do not work out, and so much more.