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October 28th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #1
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Not a Snowball's Chance In Hell !

Hello everybody,

I wonder if someone might be able to help me.

I am a writer so it'll be little surprise to anyone that I may also be the world's least able mathematician.

Which is why I am contacting those who will know the easiest route to the answer I seek.

I wrote a movie synopsis for a production company with no plans to charge the company for my efforts- the work was with a view to landing the contract to write the film's screenplay. The company loved it, asked me what I would charge to write the screenplay and I sent them a price list based on an installment plan mapped out by The Writer's Guild.

They chose one of the pricing structures and asked me to commence work and paid me the first installment on the price list- the amount was 1350.00.

Many months later they claim they paid that figure for my work on the synopsis.

I want to establish what the likelihood (in numbers) is of their choosing the exact same figure as a payment for the synopsis as I billed them for the first installment of screenplay.

Typically the production company has ganged up on me and lawyered up the max and claim I sold them my copyright for the entire film for the 1350 payment.

Which is jaw dropping gall by anyone's standards.

At no time was there a money figure discussed in writing or in person for the synopsis and no mention is ever made of the 1350 elsewhere in any correspondence.

I hope someone can help me with some figures to help me fully showcase the astonishing unlikeliness of this payment being for what they say it is.

Many thanks to those who can help me,

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October 28th, 2013, 04:52 AM   #2
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Re: Not a Snowball's Chance In Hell !

Well Jack, we can only half-listen to you, since we're only hearing half the story: your half
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October 28th, 2013, 05:08 AM   #3
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Re: Not a Snowball's Chance In Hell !

This is a legal matter, not mathematics. Assuming the production company will say that the money was for the synopsis, then there is a 100% certainty that it's the same amount you thought was for the first installment.

Sorry if it's not what you wanted to hear.
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