How much should I charge per episode of an online animated show?
May 31, 2012 1:39 PM Subscribe
An entertainment company is interested in an online animated comedy series I'm creating. How much should I ask per episode?
The company in question is a serious producer and distributor of content across various media platforms. Their online division is responsible for a few web series that are successful. They like a trailer I created for my animation project, and are interested in possibly commissioning a series of 3-5 minute biweekly or monthly episodes. They would release them online only, on multiple channels/sites/services. But they want me to pitch it with some outlines of the episodes and so on. Part of the pitch will be my price per episode. How much should I ask?
My project is not an established brand, and I'm not really an established creator. But my show is of good quality, and I'm hopeful that this company could help build a decent audience for it.
To do the show would take up most of my time, so I basically think I need to pitch a price per episode that equals a decent full salary for that time. But I don't think these online entertainment/distribution companies are showering their creators in gold coins.... so what's realistic?
Thanks for any and all advice.