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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-14-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Writer/Producer

This is hanging tho...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-12-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Writer/Producer

If producer credit meant nothing, Best Picture Oscar would be awarded to whomever… but that's not how that works, is it...? Right now there is a real move towards cutting "vanity or...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-10-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,790
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Wme, Caa, Icm

There is no rule to this. There are very few rules here and they change a lot. But referral is the best way to go about this, I think. Over the years I referred many writers to agents because I...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-11-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Legit reasons to take a dollar option?

I am simply speaking from experience. I usually don't work with inexperienced or unrepped writers simply because without proper consultation the assumption is often that that producer is out to get...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-11-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Legit reasons to take a dollar option?

Absolutely agree with you, Hollywood is filled with hacks - producers, financiers, whoever, and the best of us have stories to tell that would make people's heads spin. However, when an option is...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-10-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Legit reasons to take a dollar option?

Here are my two cents on the matter - there is a big difference between producers and financiers. I am still not sure people here get that difference. As producer, my job is to get out there and...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-09-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Lawyer's cut on merchandise?

Your lawyer gets 5% of what you get. You get to keep your residuals. Merchandise...? Cute.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-05-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Big Budget Spec.... good idea?

And yet, there is a whole segment of the entertainment industry that specializes in art house films. Funny enough, the writer is one of the few people who would get paid in that situation. ...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-05-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,476
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: "Story by" money

The purchase price of the script and whatever steps were paid for are not affected at all by final credit determination - that's done after the film is completed. What it affects is bonuses and...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-28-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,361
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: How do you define a successful/productive relationship with a manager?

Uh… if your manager gets you work he's a keeper...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-28-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Becoming an Intl. Film Sales Agent

I was never a sales agent, so I can't claim intimate knowledge of the business, but I dealt with them both as a buyer and as a client so I have overall knowledge of the business.

Let's take a look...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-27-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Becoming an Intl. Film Sales Agent

I am not sure you fully understand what you are getting into… There is a reason why sales agencies go out of business all the time - it is one of the riskiest areas of entertainment. Are you a...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 04-25-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,811
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Question about Representation and Scripts as calling cards.

Your approach is very common and normal for outside Hollywood. Majority of directors in Europe, Asia and South America write films they then direct.

If you want to direct your own material and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-17-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,902
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: What's a good pitch?

Agents and managers have a very important function in this business but (forgive me for being blunt) butting in on someone else's development is just not one of those functions. It happens very...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-02-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,213
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: I want to make "The Chronicles of Amber" into a TV series. How should I proceed?

Congratulations, you caught the "hollywood bug" :)

My initial suggestion would be for you to take a course on the business of television - something that would help you understand the foundation of...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-02-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: What are my options on this option?

I think there is a general confusion here between options that are signed by production companies that have no funds of their own (this is the case here I think) and studio (or buyer) options....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-01-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: What are my options on this option?

You are absolutely correct, you can not sell an optioned script independently of the producers. I didn't think that was the original poster's plan, nor is it my suggestion. You are also correct that...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-01-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: What are my options on this option?

Ronaldinho, I for the most part agree with your opinions, but I would have to disagree with you here. If the company failed to finance the film and the writer is able to do so while the project is...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 04-01-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,404
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Networking with a manager at a company you work for?

Guys, you are just over thinking it sometimes. He works there! Have an assistant read it. It'll be the best test case. When I was an assistant (at a studio no less) I read scripts from the most...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-01-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: What are my options on this option?

I think you are right to be anxious - 18 months and then some is a long time. From what you are describing here their approach to packaging is a bit odd. Having done this a few times now, I would...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-01-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,856
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Curious what folks think about this...

Sure, professional writer is a story expert as they should be. However, so are many other people who come together to make a film. And that's where the art of collaboration comes in handy - that...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-30-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,580
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: CAA TV only in LA?

No, not a blow off. TV is different from film and you indeed have to be in LA at least while you are establishing yourself...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-30-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,856
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Curious what folks think about this...

Agree, this is frustrating, but some producers are known for this stuff - you can take it or leave it (in your case, you're down to the last four pages - is it worth it now?). Some producers are...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 03-30-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,265
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Producers, would you hire a writer who doesn't live in LA?

Maybe… Location alone is not a factor - writers come from all over the world these days let alone US. That said...

Does the writer have credits? Has the writer ever worked on assignment? If...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-30-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By PoisonIvy
Re: Producer Credit

This is essentially what managers do - often times they take producer credit simply for submitting a script. They never set foot on set, nor do they finance the film. In most cases they are then...
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