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Old 08-20-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default Producer charging a writer fees for option

Please tell me this is crazy talk: a producer charging expenses to a writer on an option for all the work he, the producer, put into trying to get it made-- which he was unsuccessful at doing.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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Never heard of such a thing.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:59 PM   #3
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Crazy talk.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:15 PM   #4
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Industry standard. I do it all the time.





But serioiusly, you should reveal the bozo so the community will know to maintain a safe distance.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:36 PM   #5
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Please tell me this is crazy talk: a producer charging expenses to a writer on an option for all the work he, the producer, put into trying to get it made-- which he was unsuccessful at doing.
Bwahahahahahahah. Ahahahahahahahaha. Hahaha. Haha. Ha. Oh man. *wipes tear from eye*

Thank you, I needed that.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:10 AM   #6
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Just curious... What costs did he actually claim to incur?
I'm not being facetious either.... Seriously, I'd like to know just what in hell he was claiming?

Or was this like a lawyer thing where he was trying to charge for his time and "labor?"
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:02 AM   #7
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Well now that I've stopped laughing, I'll say....I think it's pretty obvious why that "producer" couldn't make the movie happen. Because CLEARLY he knows NOTHING about how this business works. What a noob.
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:55 AM   #8
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There's a website out there, forget the name, but they charge you to search for talent to put together you movie.

It's complete horse sh1T.

This is not how it works.

Period.

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Old 08-21-2010, 10:13 AM   #9
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Sounds like a cool idea for a Hollywood Roaster article.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:25 AM   #10
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Is this, by any chance, Creative Entertainment & Media?
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