Guidelines
4 Overriding Principle
5 Supply of Prints
6 Flexibility of Trading Terms
7 Supply of Trailers & Advertising
8 Supply of Information
9 Terms of Trade
10 Exhibition Obligations
Glossary

6

Flexibility of Trading Terms

6.1 Subject to Sections 5.1, 5.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and 9.4, contracts between distributors and exhibitors will be freely negotiated in a manner which allows flexibility with respect to:

6.1.1  film hire rates;

6.1.2  length of seasons;

6.1.3  sessions requirements; and

6.1.4  bonds and guarantees.


6.2 Subject to Sections 5.1, 5.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and 9.4 and without limiting Section 6.1, negotiations between distributors and exhibitors may allow for flexibility in terms by way of trade off between film hire rates, length of seasons and sessions requirements.


6.3 Subject to Sections 5.1 and 5.2 and without limiting Section 6.1, contracts between distributors and exhibition chains or groups should allow flexibility between specific locations in the chain or group, in regard to supply of films, film hire rates, length of seasons and sessions requirements, and having regard to the specific circumstances of each screen.


6.4 Distributors and exhibitors acknowledge the unique role that regional and country cinemas and cinema circuits play in their communities and consequently, the special importance of flexibility in the negotiations between distributors on the one hand and exhibitors who operate regional and country cinemas on the other hand. Distributors acknowledge that Section 5.5.2 may have particular application to regional and country cinemas and cinema circuits.


6.5 Subject to Sections 5.1, 5.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and 9.4, should an exhibitor not wish to negotiate individual terms with a distributor under Section 6.1 then that exhibitor shall continue to trade with that distributor on the basis of that distributor's prevailing film policy.



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