What does it mean to have your screenplay optioned?
[NOTE this article has been referenced or republished many times online so you may recognize some or all of it… it’s been posted or cited on BlueCat, ScriptTips, SimplyScripts, and others.]
A producer wants to option your script. Should you do it? What are the considerations? Here’s one guy’s opinion.
Now that I’ve been through the option gauntlet a couple of times, I get asked about the experience and the process. It’s a little humbling, cuz I’m just a lucky guy with one indie sale and a few indie options, but I know how much I appreciate when I stumble across some good first-hand info, and figured it would be a good idea to share what I know. So I thought I’d gather my notes together here, in the hopes that it’ll prove useful to others. This is no substitute for having an attorney, mind you… more on that later. But I wish I’d had this list. Continue reading 10 things to think about when you option your screenplay