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Old 03-08-2015, 12:26 AM   #20
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Default Re: Producer from Hell

Originally Posted by Gumsandals View Post
Getting back to the original question, is the "norm" in Hollywood taking out an option nowadays without paying the screenwriter a fee for a limited amount of time for a producer to find funding/distribution?
Does it really matter what everyone else is doing in the industry?

What matters is what you expect as a writer. If you expect to be paid a fee to option your work, that's all that matters. If you want to option your spec for $1 or $10k it's your business. It's your IP.

Good luck and hopefully it will get resolved.
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