Stephen Main replied to Geoff Mann's discussion Points on a contract for indie film score
"And I agree with Douglas - the dates need to be changed, the score locked, and don't worry about sheet music -- they don't mean that in any sense... (you could throw a rock through a room full of music-reading directors and not hit a soul)...

that…"
Nov 27, 2009
Douglas Edward replied to Geoff Mann's discussion Points on a contract for indie film score
"Forgot to mention the deadline... you could ask if they could send the film as a 'work in progress' either with or without a temp or unfinished score. A number of festivals allow wip submissions as long as it's ready to go by the screening dates."
Nov 24, 2009
Douglas Edward replied to Geoff Mann's discussion Points on a contract for indie film score
"I agree with Scott. Find some professional help or submit your own license contract.

The dates need to change, the picture needs to be locked, and score agreements don't usually involve sheet music. I am familiar with the term buyout in regards to…"
Nov 24, 2009
Geoff Mann replied to Geoff Mann's discussion Points on a contract for indie film score
"Hey Scott,
Thanks for your reply and thoughts. I'm getting the feeling that maybe the lawyer threw this contract together from bits and pieces of other standard forms because there might be some seriously conflicting stuff in here. It's made very…"
Nov 19, 2009
Scott W. Hallgren replied to Geoff Mann's discussion Points on a contract for indie film score
"1. If you have a Word doc, amend the dates. And don't assume everyone's working with locked picture - stipulate it. That rule is continually being violated.

2. I think they're referring to the audio (dialogue, SFX, foley; etc.), NOT your scores.…"
Nov 19, 2009
Geoff Mann replied to Geoff Mann's discussion Jumping right in here, re: Plagiarism!
"Ray Kemp said:Answer: No........... then you shouldn't be asking this question, you have done nothing wrong.

Well, I think George Harrison might have something to say about that. And most of the anecdotal cases I've found online seem to tend to…"
Nov 12, 2009
Michal Cielecki replied to Geoff Mann's discussion Jumping right in here, re: Plagiarism!
"I remember that when a music compo took place at CGEmpire (which is not more, sadly...), one guy made a tune that his first motif was (a bizzarre thing) as far as I remember - exact copy of Jeremy Soule's theme for Morrowind video game. He obviously…"
Nov 11, 2009
Geoff Mann replied to Geoff Mann's discussion Jumping right in here, re: Plagiarism!
"OK. got the link up now, but it's a pdf for download. about 292K."
Nov 10, 2009
Geoff Mann replied to Geoff Mann's discussion Jumping right in here, re: Plagiarism!
"Sorry, I can't seem to figure out the links for the pierce law review link. I'll try to work it out."
Nov 10, 2009
Geoff Mann left a comment for Fredrick zinos
"Coming. Sorry. Just got interrupted while registering. Hopefully have something up tonight."
Nov 10, 2009