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Hello, let me first say I did do a search for this topic and couldn't locate what I was looking for. I have a whole slew of corporate gigs this year - parties for 300 - 500 people strolling magic. And thought I should send out a contract, but do not have any. Does anyone here use a standard contract for this kind of work? Any help is appreciated.


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Check out Jim Kleefelds book on contracts at
I have adapted three that I use all the time

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Shadow is right on target with his suggested resource! Smile

I have been using modified contracts I first gleaned in 1988 from Kleefield's Contract Book.

No magical entertainer should be without it!

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Here is an example of a contract I use.


Your Name
P. O. Box ###
Anytown, KY 12345
(555) 555-5555

This agreement is entered into by (Your name goes here),

and, <Company Name> <Contact Name>

1. Artist/Service: < Your name goes here > <What you're doing goes here>

2. Purchaser: <Company Name > <Contact Name >
<Address_1> <Address_2> <Address 3>
<City>, <State> <ZIP>

3. Place of engagement: <Name of Venue>
<venue Address>

4. Date of engagement: <Date>

5. Time of engagement: <Time>

6. Contract Fee: Total <Money>

Deposit < Deposit >

Balance < Balance >

7. Payable by: Check to (Your name or company name goes here).

8. Payment terms: Balance payable on scheduled date of event <DATE>. A 10% surcharge is added to total fee if balance is delayed. All request for changes as to date, time and/or services must be made in writing and approved by (Your name or company name goes here) before event date. (Your name goes here)'s services are booked rain or shine. Purchaser forfeits deposit if services are canceled at any time. Purchaser is liable for 50% of contact fee if service are canceled between 45 and 90 days of the first day of event. Purchaser is liable for total contract fee if services are canceled with less than 45 days notice.

9. Artist/Service to report to: <Contact Name>

10. Stage Requirement: 16x8 raised platform or 8X8 cleared space on floor.

Return this confirmation to (Your name or company name goes here) within 10 working days with your deposit to ensure the availability of the date. To indicate your agreement please sign either copy and return it keeping the extra copy for your files.

Please use this confirmation for your Invoice.

Your Company Name,

BY: ______________________________________

Title: _____________________________________

PURCHASER: <Company> / <Contact>

BY: _____________________________________

Title: _____________________________________

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This is very helpful. Thanks Guys!
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