Minicomic -> Short film -> ?
September 7, 2011 11:38 AM Subscribe
I self-published a minicomic that someone now wants to adapt into a short film. Awesome! What issues should I be aware of?
posted by mumblingmynah to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am not out to make a bunch of money right off the bat, nor do I expect to. And who knows if anything will actually come of this? But I also don't want to get screwed if something amazing happens down the line (say it gets optioned for a feature). I would be happy to get: a few bucks now, the opportunity to approve/consult on the project, my name on the film somewhere, and SOME kind of compensation should this somehow make any real money.
Also potentially important (?): In the comic's indicia, instead of a copyright notice I included a Creative Commons (Non-commercial/Attribution/Share-alike) notice. How applicable is that here and how much power does it have?
Should I get a lawyer? I don't have tons of money. Is there a standard contract available somewhere that I can use?
Any advice or pointers to relevant resources much appreciated.