If my car becomes famous, what becomes of me?
March 1, 2010 4:59 PM Subscribe
A publicist wants to use my vehicle for a promotion. How can I best make sure my interests are protected?
posted by CrayDrygu to grab bag (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I own a vehicle that is somewhat unique (if you're digging through my Ask history, yes, it's that one - please keep mention of the brand out of this thread, as I'd prefer this not be easily Google-able to the publicist).
Anyway, I apparently own one of the few working examples on the east coast, and they'd like to use it for a photo shoot, at a location about 4-5 hours away from me. I am perfectly amenable to this.
They've already offered to transport the vehicle (and me with it, if I can take the day off work) at their expense, and offered me room and meals if needed. I basically told them I'd like them to sweeten the deal, and please let me know what your offer is. (I'm not looking to get rich off this, but feel that if my property is being used for commercial gain, that I should be compensated with more than lunch.)
Beyond that, I of course have an interest in making sure the vehicle is properly taken care of, is repaired if damaged, etc - especially if I am not accompanying it.
What should I be asking of the publicist, and what should I watch out for?