Originally Posted by TheKeenGuy
Yes, the Lucas example is a reason why it's incredibly less likely to occur now. So please provide a modern example, because without that, the case you're making is at a dead end.
You said you had "never" seen a studio do that. I posted an example.
I also posted the far more modern True Romance example which is exactly what the OP was asking about and clearly, somehow, they managed to do that without the TR producers suing.
Also, I never suggested a writer asking to keep rights to characters, sequel rights etc. (though Lucas managed that) We are talking about the True Romance/Pulp Fiction scenario where a writer wants to reuse scenes that he has taken out of a script he sells. That example, if true (and I've seen it elsewhere) proves it can be done.