View Full Version : The Low Budget Horror Market: Payment
08-23-2004, 01:37 PM
Does anybody know what the average low-budget film company pays for a 90 minute, spec horror script?
08-23-2004, 02:29 PM
You're going to most likely be looking at somewhere between $5,000 to $15,000 -- depending of course on the actual budget.
08-23-2004, 02:43 PM
Thanks for the advice, Done Deal.
Five to fifteen thousand, eh? Wow, I certainly wouldn't sneeze at that at all!
Right, this heartens me now to continue writing my proposed horror masterpiece THE RESURRECTIONISTS in the hope of attracting some interest....
08-24-2004, 12:22 PM
That's only about £2,300 - 8,000. Try writing for the UK. Lots of money floating around over here these days for good UK based spec screenplays. The government and EU are dumping a lot of cash into development funds in an effort to revitalize the British industry.
You stand a much better chance as a newbie writer, gettiing a sale here than you do in the states these days. Once you've got some screen credit you'll find it a lot easier to get a break in LA.
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