This letter puts forth the non_binding intent of Buyer Name (Buyer) and Seller Name. (Seller) to enter into an Agreement whereby Buyer would purchase essentially all of the tangible and intangible assets, operations, and company name for the sum of Total Price, plus (or minus) the amounts for inventory, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and work_in_process (at cost) at the time of closing. Such amount to be paid for as follows at Closing: 1.$XXᇸ deposit on date executed by Buyer and signed by Seller and shall be applied as part of the payment at closing, but shall be refunded if no closing occurs on or before DATE. Also, the deposit can be contingent upon financing or other considerations. 2.$XXᇸ note payable to Seller at a X% rate for XX months (this relates to a Seller carry not as part of the financing), 3.$XXᇸ, (plus or minus adjustments typically for working capital changes), to be paid in certified funds, at close with a post close adjustment period usually 60╶ days after close to true the final accounting and working capital.
I had a project recently where the director was lifelong friends with a break_out star, who had committed to doing the film. The agency was non_committal. Why? Because the agency didn't want to tie_up a month of the actor's time for a measly million bucks, when they could be getting 5┦x that from a studio for the same time slot. At the end of the day, a lot of money and time was spent pre_selling territories and shoring up the financing, only to have the star drop out, under target CAA's ('er I mean a random agency's) pressure.