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Negotiating the Writer/Option Purchase Agreement

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2010
  • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
 It is a common practice for producers and studios to use option purchase agreements to control literary material such as screenplays, life story rights, and books from writers in order to allow them the necessary time to further develop the materials, arrange for financing and assemble the creative team to produce a motion picture.  This workshop will outline the basic terms of the option purchase agreement and other important issues to consider when negotiating the deal. This workshop is a must for producers, writers, directors, and anyone interested in the film and television business.



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