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How to negotiate a better deal in film/TV

Published 21.01.08 at 18:30

Preparing to make your first film or TV programme is an exciting time for writers/directors and producers but it can also be a challenging one. If someone offers you a deal it is very easy to say yes and accept it, how ever low the deal, is rather than risk losing it by negotiating a better deal. Money is not usually the primary reason for making content, but it is nice to earn more than the minimum wage when you are working 11 day/fortnights, 12 hours a day! What if there is a way of making a living out of creating content?

This event was aimed at writers, directors and producers and took place at the Delegates Centre, BFI Southbank.

This podcast is downloadable in two parts.

Please note that these podcasts discuss the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. They provide general information only and are not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

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