Monday, March 19, 2007

Writers' Co-Op

Thanks to MovieQ for this link about an American Writers' Co-Op that's been organised by John Wells, Nicholas Kazan and Tom Schulman.

"Over the next four years, the Writers Co-Op will generate at least 18 scripts from writers who will risk their usually high upfront salaries for the reward of receiving first-dollar gross, the right to participate as producers and a guarantee they will not be rewritten without their consultation and approval. The scribes will also have a say in the decisionmaking process from development all the way to post-production."

Interesting stuff...

1 comment:

James Moran said...

Very interesting. I wonder if any UK companies would be willing to do the same with some of us screenwriters? Obviously, it would mean giving up our MASSIVE up-front salaries. Ha. Hahaha. Haaaahaha. We don't have as many big namers for this to be an issue, for most of us the bulk of our fee already comes later. Without the decisionmaking or profits...