MEL GIBSON - CONTRACT DOUBLE SIGNED 12/12/1986 - HFSID 226765
MEL GIBSON Mel Gibson signs a contract twice with Weintraub Entertainment for the financing of films starring him. Contract signed twice: "Mel Gibson" as Managing Director of Lovell Gibson Productions Pty. Ltd. and individually, 67p, 8½x11, separate sheets.
Sale Price $1,445.00
Mel Gibson signs a contract twice with Weintraub Entertainment for the financing of films starring him.
Contract signed twice: "Mel Gibson" as Managing Director of Lovell Gibson Productions Pty. Ltd. and individually, 67p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Los Angeles, California, 1986 December 12. Headed: "Motion Picture Development Deal and Actor Employment Agreement". Contract between Lovell Gibson Productions Pty. Ltd. and Weintraub Entertainment arranging for Weintraub to finance, produce and distribute motion pictures featuring Gibson as an actor. The contract was in effect for two years, commencing with the date on which it was signed. The contract covers a number of areas, including the submission of literary properties, acquisition of approved literary properties, a development fund, overhead and guaranteed compensation (Weintraub would pay L/G a flat fee of $150,000 annually to cover the expenses of maintaining offices in Australia as "Overhead Fee" and $100,000 per year as "Guaranteed Compensation"), exclusivity, production services, production company credit and rights. Also signed: "Patricia Lovell" as Managing Director of Lovell Gibson Productions and by the CEO of Weintraub Entertainment Group, Inc. Between 1986, when he signed this contract and 1988, Gibson appeared in two films, Lethal Weapon (1987) and Tequila Sunrise (1988), both produced by Warner Bros. Born in the U.S., despite the Australian accent he acquired growing up "down under," Mel Gibson emerged as an action hero, first in the three Mad Max films (1979-1985) and four Lethal Weapon movies (1987-1998). He has proved himself in a wide variety of starring roles, including The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), Hamlet (in the title role, 1990), Maverick (1994), Braveheart (1995), What Women Want (2000) and Signs (2002). He debuted impressively as a director, winning an Oscar in this role for Braveheart. He wrote, produced and directed the controversial but powerful The Passion of the Christ (2004). Lightly creased. ¼-inch tear at upper blank edge and two ¼-inch tears at lower right blank edge of first page, which is lightly chipped at upper and right edges. Nicked at lower left blank corner of signature page. 2 file holes at upper margins. Lightly soiled at upper blank margin and stray ink mark at lower margin of first page. Overall, fine condition.
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