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#1 Adam Lambert

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 11:16 PM

OK it is only a short show that I hope to make for Television but should a network decide to purchase my show for teenagers and they make an offer what do I say.
I really only want to make the production but don't want to go backwards financially.
Any suggestions please
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 04:16 AM

TV territories buy in programmes at different rates. However, it's unlikely you'd make your money back on one sale, so you'd have to make a number of international sales to make a return. Unfortunately, I know of only a couple of recent shorts that have made a profit and one of those was 25 mins long, so it was more a one off TV drama in running time.
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#3 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 01:43 PM

OK it is only a short show that I hope to make for Television but should a network decide to purchase my show for teenagers and they make an offer what do I say.
I really only want to make the production but don't want to go backwards financially.
Any suggestions please
Adam

I guess if you want to sell it you say "yes".
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#4 Mark Bonnington

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 07:07 PM

OK it is only a short show that I hope to make for Television but should a network decide to purchase my show for teenagers and they make an offer what do I say.
I really only want to make the production but don't want to go backwards financially.
Any suggestions please
Adam

If they offer less than it cost to make, then say "Sorry, but that's less than it cost to make. If you can raise the offer to X amount of dollars then I can at least walk away breaking even."
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