Is it possible for a writer to earn a producing credit for their script even if they option it?
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Though whether you "earn" a producing credit without actually doing any producer work is questionable, everything is negotiable.
it all depends on the contract you negotiated. a producing credit is not the norm for a writer, but one can get it if there is more work involved.
Absolutely. I signed such a deal last year. It is every writers dream to retain some sort of control of the production of their baby!
Go fr production, especially if YOU KNOW, you must be involved. It's direction, just not generally on camera, by and past make SURE you know what ya, want ;) x
Just keep an eye on the money. My understanding is that a writer gets paid upon option/purchase and first day of filming, but a producer gets paid much, much further down the line.
Yep, the above is accurate. IF the writer arranges the budget, locations, casting assistance, AD work, and negotiates effectively, as I am now hopefully doing (see my Projects), it IS possible to get production credit. You will see such in film credits from time to time, but almost always ONLY if the writer is already also a known actor or something... Writers CAN get residuals, but it is rare
Cory, everything is negotiable with a guy who is eight feet tall? Gotta like ya