Hi I just wrote my first movie script and in negotiations with a buyer. I need tips on what terms to emphasize regarding rights. Any advice is welcome Thanks
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Hire an entertainment lawyer. There's more that you need to consider about the contract than can be communicated here.
Consult an entertainment attorney.
will do. thanks
Selling your first script is a major accomplishment! Well done.
Get a lawyer!!
If that seemed terse, Lani, don't take it personally. Danny shouts that at everyone. Cashiers, fellow drivers at stoplights...
There's a book called 'The Writer Got Screwed (But Didn't Have To)' which will help with your general knowledge.
will go get the book, Geoff not taking it personal, Kerry.
I've read it and it's very insightful, if you're getting screwed at least you know it hee hee
Haha! Definitely don't take it personal, I didn't mean it to be terse. But I'm just not sure this is the best place to ask that question as it depends on a million things, and since a majority of the people who will be responding are writers who don't have experience with contracts yet, I wouldn't want you to take any BAD advice.
Absolutely get a lawyer. Not only does it protect your interests, a lawyer can handle the negotiating and allow you to remain on friendly terms with the person buying.
Get a lawyer. Entertainment preferable, but take what you can get. Even a lawyer inexperienced with the film world gives you more CYA then doing it yourself.
So wait, y'all are saying she should get a lawyer? because it's a little unclear with all the conflicting advice :)
When it comes to the contract, make sure you agree what you've agreed to! Great that you got a buyer first time. How did you meet them?
I have gotten a lawyer. thanks all. I met him through a friend.