Question by godsgirl: What percentage of the earnings of a movie is normally given to the screenwriter?
a. How much is usually given, in percentages. b.Do you know of any online contracts for doing screenwriting (legal documents or information).
Answer by Perdendosi
I think it’s very much negotiated between the writer and the producers. In most cases, I think the screenwriter gets only a fixed sum for the script (like those unsolicited scripts you always hear about) with some residual rights. Big names might get a fixed percentage (like .5% of gross receipts).
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