View Full Version : TV game show deal

12-07-2004, 09:44 AM

I've developed a fresh TV game show.

There's this known (here) TV producer who wants to
produce a pilot, aiming at the international market.

Today he said that, once the investors get their money back, I should get, as the creator, 5-10% cut in the entire venture (TV sales+cellular applications, Internet, games on CD's, etc)

Does it sound like a good deal?

What should be my reaction?


12-07-2004, 01:41 PM

Get an agent or entertainment lawyer to handle the negotiation if this guy is serious.

I have a friend who developed the idea for a game show that turned into a very long-running show for a network. He got very little up front and no royalties because the producer took it and developed it with the network. The show is still on in some form after 20 years.

Protect yourself.