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Old June 27th, 2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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music video, what to charge for treatment writing

If i were to write a treatment for a music video, and the band had someone else shoot/produce/direct it what would i charge the band? I was thinking 15% of the budget. Any thoughts?
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Old June 28th, 2010, 11:29 AM   #2
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These days, since budgets are so low it's usually best to charge a daily rate.
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Old July 4th, 2010, 10:27 PM   #3
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Most writing jobs are less than 5% of the budget...however they can always fudge the budget so you are short-changed. Daily rate is the way to go. You know the value of your time, stick to it.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #4
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How big/successful/popular/rich is that band? And ditto with you :)

It's probably a negotiable deal based on the kinda thing the band want.

The worst job in the world is the 2nd vid for a band that just had a mega hit with their first release. They know everything now.

Tread carefully 50% up front.

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