I'm sure this topic has come up before, but I would love to explore it further. I've been creating 3D animations for 20 years, but I'm new to writing and IP, and feature animation. I would love to start a discussion to bring to light what kind of potential there is here to...make money!
Here are the types of questions I'm pondering:
(I understand all cases are different, but even getting some examples would be amazing)
1: What can a writer expect to receive for a feature animation screenplay?
2: Would you get paid more if you directed what you wrote? How much more?
3: Would a writer get a one-time fee for their screenplay, or would there be any follow up payments / royalties?
4: What can a creator of an IP expect to receive for their IP? For example, I've written a children's chapter book, and I'm wondering what kinds of payment there would be from that IP. Would it be a one-time payment for the IP? Would there be royalties in the future? Would I keep the rights for merchandising?
Hoping for an enlightening conversation.