I was recently contact by a producer, with whom I have been communicating with more than a year. He's asking me to sign a letter making him my "strategic adviser" and granting him "20% of all monies I receive as a result of "his introductions and efforts" on my behalf in promoting two screenplays I've written to directors, producer, financiers, actors, and media companies. I have heard of "agents" and of "managers" but not strategic advisers requesting 20%. This producer motivated me to write my first screenplay and has been tracking my work. He's extremely knowledgeable of the film industry, especially the financial aspects. Obviously, if I don't make any money, neither does he. However, if I send him the letter it allows him to take both scripts off the market for an undetermined period of time to shop them (without either outright purchasing optioning either). He has read both of my scripts and has told me he is in contact with the production company of a very well-known star. However, his IMDb Pro page is far from impressive and shows only two shorts. Should this raise a red flag? Does 20% seem excessive to pay a "Strategic Adviser - if he can make the right things happen? Wouldn't I pay at least this amount for an agent and a manager? Your insights and advice would be greatly appreciated!