Entering a new Offer

As soon as a potential license deal is negotiated, you can track it by setting up an Offer. Later on, you can use the existing Offer to generate a Contract entry using the data you’ve already entered.

All along the way, you will be able to track the Offer’s/Contract’s financial impact in the Financials tab.

Adding an Offer

Adding an Offer

To activate an Offer for any content, a corresponding Contract In with status Active for the rights defined in the Offer needs to exist within the Contracts In section of the Rights module.

To set up an Offer, follow these steps, go to Rights > Contract Out and click New Contract, then first select the type of contract you’d like to enter:

  • Program: A license for finished content, such as a Program or Series.
  • Format: A license for format rights only.
  • Format option: An option for format rights.
Entering an Offer's details

Entering an Offer’s details

Depending on the contract type, the available fields will be slightly different and/or partly preselected. Click on the type of contract and enter the details:

  1. Contract Information: Basic administrative details.To change your default company currency, go to your company settings (click your company name in the top-right corner) and go to the Settings tab.
  2. Rights: The main properties of the contract. Here, you can define Contents, Media Types, Geographies, Languages, Start date and End date, as well as some optional additional properties.
    Exclusive: Tick this box to make this Offer exclusive (i.e. no identical rights can be set up in a separate contract).The Country description will appear as a tooltip in the Offers list view when you hover your mouse pointer over the Geographies (this is useful to give a compact summary of complex geographical configurations).You may use the “+” icon to enter additional rights blocks with differing properties.
  3. Rights Information: Further information on the rights.
    Only for Format and Format option contracts: The amount of episodes given in Right min episodes will influence financial calculations (see below).
  4. Contracting Party: Name and contact details of the contracting party.
    Tick Contractee is affiliated in case they are affiliated with you, i.e. through a common parent company.When entering several Offers with the same Contracting party, make sure to use the same email address; this will enable aggregated reporting.
  5. Payment Information: Payment contact details, conditions and further comments.
  6. Only for Format and Format option contracts: Existing Format Option or Format Option Conditions can be used to note fees and distribution shares, as well as, optionally, further consultancy fees and shares.
    Format lic. fee p. eps. is used to calculate the contract value through multiplication with Right min episodes (see above). Distribution share for formats will let you select a distribution share from those defined in the corresponding Contract In. Ancillary fee, similarly, lets you enter an additional fee.
  7. Material Delivery Information and Additional Information: optional delivery-related details.The License comment will appear as a tooltip in the Offers list view when you hover your mouse pointer over the Contracting party‘s name.
  8. Only for Program contracts: click Continue to enter further Contract Information and specify the License Fees (including a Distribution share taken from the corresponding Contract In).
  9. Documents: Files such as a PDF version of your contract can be uploaded here.Uploaded files will also be accessible via a tooltip in the Offers list view when you hover your mouse pointer over the Additional documents icon.
  10. Save your Offer. You will see an error notification in case any data is invalid and/or missing.

While it’s still a Draft, you can edit your Offer later on by clicking Edit when hovering your mouse pointer over the Offer in the Offers list view.