Greetings, friends -- I have a f documentary ilm that may be of possible interest to HBO and PBS -- is it necessary to have a lawyer to do the deal with these stations? thanks so much...
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Just my opinion. Yup!
Thanks guys -- just one more question to clarify -- is it appropriate for the lawyer to make the overture to them -- in terms of making the connection?
I would just sit down with the lawyer you want to work with and hash it out. Whatever is comfortable for both seems the most logical and professional approach.
Robin -- It would be to make an initial approach.....
Hey Robin .. in a perfect world -- I assume an agent would be the right person? But it's not a perfect world and I may have lawyer willing to help me. Unless you think I could do myself? I'm a newbie so please forgive the dumb questions -- license fee vs. revenue sharing -- can you explain a bit about that? Best, Karen
Phew -- Robin -- thanks for taking the time to coach this newbie.. It's all very daunting -- but I do believe in miracles -- I know that sounds weird but I have often started at the top of the food chain in other areas with no experience -- I will definitely keep in mind all this great advice you have given me..;)
Karen there are film reps that make these types of initial approaches - they specialize in it. I've had a few in my time. Also, you wouldn't need a lawyer to make the initial approach, regardless if you sign with a film rep or go it on your own, however, you will need an entertainment attorney when it comes time to sign paperwork - ie contracts. If you need a great one, I have one out there in L.A. (mine) that's one of the best. So, just let me know ...