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Do people actually adhere to an NDA?

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I’ve always found it interesting that NDAs are considered sacred, but signed legal contracts from holding companies promising to pay $ to vendors on a specific schedule are adhered to 0% of the time industry wide.


This gave me a good laugh. It’s so depressingly true. “Quick we need this production up and running next week. Of course my finance team is across the country and has zero clue how production works so you’ll get that 50-75% deposit weeks after we shoot. Thanks small biz prod co for floating our holding company and their billion dollar client!”



If it involves a small company, it’s a quick process of elimination to work out who leaked the info.

And big companies like Apple also take them very seriously. Producers there can’t discuss anything they’re working on with outside people. I know someone at Apple who got fired last week for sharing a co-workers email address.

If you ever start a business you’ll expect others to sign and honor them too.

Loose lips sink ships.


No lol


Yuhhh or be prepared to pay up possible damages if it’s enforced

Most people adhere to glue or tape.


If it’s a client’s confidential info, yes.
Personal data, yes.
I’ve seen several terminations and major consequences.

If it’s non-compete, ie: you jump to competition, no.

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