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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-10-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Recourse for non-WGA writer to enforce credit

I don't think there's any way at all to enforce credit on a non-Guild project if credit assignment isn't dealt with in the contract. They could theoretically credit themselves, or their spouses, or...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-02-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Script gained heat w/ agents then Covid hit

So, bad news first: if lit agents at WME and/or CAA wanted to rep you, you would have heard from them already. The people who reported loving your script were likely packaging agents and/or talent...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-28-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,645
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Made the Black List "Top List" - how can I use that?

Oh, man, I couldn't disagree with this more!

A rep should take out the script they signed you off of. If they don't want to take out that script in something close to its current form, you should...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-28-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,645
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Made the Black List "Top List" - how can I use that?

Yes. With respect, I do not remotely understand anyone who would allow their managers to tell them what to write or how to write it.

Here's the thing: I know lots of managers, socially and...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-27-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: UTA reaches agreement with WGA

I'm not Mintclub, but I think his/her point is that lit representation, going forward, won't be the purview of mega-agencies (to whatever extent mega-agencies continue to exist). If Verve is a bigger...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-17-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: UTA reaches agreement with WGA

You can negotiate for guaranteed steps. You can negotiate for pay-or-play language. You can negotiate to be a producer. Hell, you can negotiate for final cut. The chances of you getting these things...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-16-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: UTA reaches agreement with WGA

I completely disagree with your characterization. Yes, as with every other franchise agreement signed over the last year, the UTA deal includes a two-year sunset on packaging. And like the RBEL,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-14-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: What to do...

Oh man, I hear you. This is knotty. The only thing I can say for sure is that dealing w/this kind of thing is actually part of your lawyer's job, so it's completely reasonable to hit them up for...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-13-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: What to do...

They shouldn't be offended at all! It's a completely reasonable request, and it prevents them from being out-of-pocket upfront. It's also, incidentally, good for the producer if the studio has to pay...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-13-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: What to do...

NOOOOOOOOOO, don't let them option the script with a sale price baked in before taking it to the studio! I can't over-stress how terrible of an idea that would be! Have them take the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-12-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: What to do...

1. Did the producer bring in the director? If so, there's really no way to pry yourself free of the producer-- first-look deal and all-- without also losing the director.

2. I don't understand why...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-07-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,885
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Not responding back after reading script

The same thing happened to me, complete with two or three reschedules! "Best" of all, I sometimes see that manager at parties, events, etc., and... it's awkward. I assume I'll never find out what...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-22-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,885
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Not responding back after reading script

The place I eventually signed was a mess in a million ways (I left for greener pastures after a few years), but to their credit, they didn't want any significant rewrites on that script. I did maybe...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-20-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,885
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Not responding back after reading script

Alternate data point: at the very beginning of my career, I was in conversation with a management company that had read a script of mine and was flirting with signing me. The hitch was, they wanted...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 04-12-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,539
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Brandon Blake, www.filmtvlaw.com

This is just correct. Legit writers' reps do not charge money, they take percentages, even on writers without big deals ready to go. There's no "debate" to be had about that.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-11-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,113
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: What do you make of this query response?

Ha, well Stokes has been around for years, and everyone knows him, and he has plenty of fans. No idea why he stays with Scott! He could be repped by Babs Bitela and sell his script, assuming it was...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-08-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Strike implications

My read is that these terms are a step forward but don't come close to adequately addressing the loss of income that comes from the ascendancy of streaming platforms and the retreat of linear...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-08-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,411
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Writing copyrighted material

It doesn't matter if the writing is good because-- and I can't stress this enough-- NOBODY IS GOING TO READ YOUR SCRIPT IF IT'S BASED ON IP YOU DON'T CONTROL. Agents will not read it. Studios won't...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-25-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Strike implications

It doesn't get them anything. "With a potential strike looming" is the prelude to people doing all kinds of crazy sh*t. It's the invocation of hysteria.

I mean, I guess they're thinking that they...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-10-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Notes from Producers

There's legality and then there's common practice. Whatever the situation legally, the fact is, almost no one will touch your script if there's a muddy chain of title (which there now is, given that...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-29-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Even when you have reps...

It's not "super bizarre," I've been repped at multiple agencies, I used to work at an agency, and I have friends are agents and managers-- and I assure you, none of them operate remotely like the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-29-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Even when you have reps...

I can't parse most of this, but the part I do understand is obviously incorrect. You write, "That's not how it works. Reps don't ask you to put you up for a job, it just happens." Like... no? If an...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-26-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Even when you have reps...

The corollary of this is, don't get swept along on the current of whatever your reps are doing.

If left to their own devices, reps will put you up for projects you're not in love with, and some will...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-19-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,485
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: What's the scene like now?

Congrats! Was it announced? It was National Treasure 3, wasn't it?
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-10-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,708
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Abrams Artists Signs WGA CoC

Everyone is talking to the WGA except WME, although we have no idea how close to a deal anyone is (save for Gersh).
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