Screenwriting Contracts and How Screenwriters Get Paid

You put in the time and work, your screenplay gets accepted, and now it is time to get paid. Some writers that work in television get paid a salary. Screenwriters, on the other hand, typically get paid by the project. WGA Screenwriter, author, and MFA educator, Michael Tabb says for individual projects, it is best to get paid half up front, and half upon completion of each draft. Tabb also highly recommends hiring a lawyer to represent you because they will be able to save you money and make more...
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