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#1 Kirk Love

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 09:14 AM

For how much writers sell their screen plays for features?
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#2 Richard Boddington

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 02:20 PM

$00.00-$2,000,000.00

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 03:18 PM

$00.00-$2,000,000.00

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minus taxes minus WGA fees minus part of their soul
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#4 Richard Boddington

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 04:38 PM

minus taxes minus WGA fees minus part of their soul


Write in the Bahamas, no taxes, not even sales tax. All you need is a computer.

Don't belong to the WGA.

Soul? People have that in this busiess?

You should have seen what I did with the last script I bought :D

Oh well I kept the title and the names of the two central characters at least. And the writer got the damn thing made!! B)

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#5 Kirk Love

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 08:01 AM

how do writers sell their stuff? is there some kind of "classifieds" boards?
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#6 Richard Boddington

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 09:22 AM

how do writers sell their stuff? is there some kind of "classifieds" boards?


There are entire forums dedicated to just answering this question on the web.

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#7 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 10:26 AM

This is a GREAT site: http://www.wordplayer.com/


Go here too: http://www.screenwriting.com/


Of course, you need this link too: http://www.wga.org/



Good luck!
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#8 Walter Graff

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 11:30 AM

http://www.kcci.com/...070/detail.html
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#9 Kirk Love

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:12 PM

thanks so much for everyone's help!
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#10 Alex Ellerman

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 04:05 PM

For studio films:

you generally hear "low six figures against mid six figures" for spec scripts from newbies, which is what i'm guessing you are asking. the numbers they announce in the trades are not always reliable.

much if not most of the big hollywood films are adaptations or assignments, and your numbers will vary from A-list screenwriters to lesser writers.

if you want to sell a script, you need an agent or a manager or possibly a lawyer with LA contacts. the industry is in LA, most people believe you need to live or spend some serious time in LA to sell scripts. there are exceptions, they are scarce.


for indie stuff, throw the above advice out the window. and be wary of the $1 option.
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