Happy Sunday! I'm sitting at my computer desk sipping my tea, light streaming in through the windows, enjoying a little peace and solitude. It just feels like one of those days where it's great to be alive. It also feels like one of those days to share some helpful advice with up-and-coming filmmakers who might be trying to get their first script off the ground. I often get asked a lot about optioning material -- how it works, what to know, things to watch out for, how much and how long to option the material for, and so forth. To address all of those questions in a comprehensive manner, I wrote this little ditty below, which was first published last month at Funds for Writers. It also includes a link to an actual agreement template I use when optioning material. Check it out and hopefully it will give you some insights into the process. In the meantime, I'm just going to go back to enjoying this beautiful day :)
Sunday, March 3, 2019
I have had a pretty prolific, ongoing relationship with the Funds for Writers website, creating content for them that's intended to benefit anyone writing for film, television or other media. One of my recent articles featured ways for writers to boost their presence on the web. I try to provide tangible and practical insights that can be of real value for people. Check out the article below...