How Screenwriters Should Negotiate Their Screenplay Options


Congratulations. An agent, manager or film/ TV producer is interested in your screenplay. Woo hoo! What now! You have options. Sorry. I had to throw that in. A screenplay option agreement grants a movie or TV producer the exclusive right to market your script, secure finance and attach talent. It does not grant them intellectual property…

Negotiate Your Screenplay Option Agreement Like A Pro Screenwriter


So you’re a screenwriter lucky enough to have a producer interested in your screenplay? The said producer doesn’t have the cash to purchase your film script outright, so instead they option it while searching for finance. Optioning is essentially renting your screenplay or other literary property for a pre-determined period of time at the exclusivity…