It is currently Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:31 pm




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
 Licensing to big Hollywood production 
Author Message

Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:58 am
Posts: 3
Post Licensing to big Hollywood production
HI

I was approached by a huge hollywood production company to use of my timelapse sequences for an upcoming cinema movie.

It is a 5 second sequences (5K)

I acutally just read the email request and I have no clue what to charge or how to approach the whole thing contract wise.

Can somebody recommend a page with info or even suggestions in regards of an appropriate license?

Many thanks for any input

Chris


Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:04 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:36 pm
Posts: 1787
Location: Antarctica/California/New Zealand
Post Re: Licensing to big Hollywood production
Depends a lot on the clip, how unique it is, whether they want it exclusively, and what their budget is. There can be a huge range.
Average is around about $50/second for most generic non-exclusive world-wide licenses.

_________________
Anthony Powell
"Antarctica: A Year On Ice" Feature Film
Vimeo Youtube Photos
Twitter Instagram Google+
Facebook Facebook Movie Page


Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:48 pm
Profile

Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:58 am
Posts: 3
Post Re: Licensing to big Hollywood production
Hi Anthony

they want exclusive and the footage is very unique, not re-shoot-able because the location has changed since then - only option would be a very expensive animation. I guess this is a good selling point from my perspective. Considering these parameters, where to go from 50 per second for non-exclusive, generic TL?


Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:25 pm
Profile

Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:58 am
Posts: 3
Post Re: Licensing to big Hollywood production
I forgot to say: this is such a "mega"-production. I do believe the budget is in the thousands.


Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:26 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:36 pm
Posts: 1787
Location: Antarctica/California/New Zealand
Post Re: Licensing to big Hollywood production
Personally, I have never given exclusive rights, as it removes all future sales from you. So you need to consider how much you could make if you sold the same clip multiple times. For something really special it would not be unreasonable to ask for $100/second or more non-exclusive. If it is something you could sell another 10 times at that price, that should be your exclusive price. You could also ask for a limited exclusive window of say 2 years so you can use it later on again. As I said, a very wide price range. At least this should give you should have a general ballpark to start from.

_________________
Anthony Powell
"Antarctica: A Year On Ice" Feature Film
Vimeo Youtube Photos
Twitter Instagram Google+
Facebook Facebook Movie Page


Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:57 am
Profile

Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:24 pm
Posts: 284
Post Re: Licensing to big Hollywood production
If you look at those stock sites, anything for film production is $5K and up...


Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:11 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 13, 2016 2:11 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Post Re: Licensing to big Hollywood production
$50/sec? Dude, I sell SD Video clips at $50/sec web platform only. Selling 1080P HD at $75/sec web platform only so a 5k piece for Cinematic release would be way beyond that. If that was mine I'd be looking to get at least US$1500/sec and especially so if they are looking for exclusivity.


Fri May 13, 2016 2:20 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group.
Designed by Vjacheslav Trushkin for Free Forums/DivisionCore. pozycjonowanie