View Full Version : Create a movie - Win $$$from WarnerBros

08-16-2017, 03:18 PM

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08-16-2017, 05:33 PM
Whoa.. what type of contract is that... jeez. It's like.. ok, we're out of ideas.. let me see yours, and oh btw... we own all your send, and only pay a max 100 bucks for the effort. And we can make a feature film of it, and .. go away now. Yeah... Iiiii don't think so.

08-16-2017, 05:43 PM
the billion dollar company WarnerBros will pay you $50 for your ideas > if you win!   :D

$50! Maybe $100...!!

pack your bags, Hawaii and a Red Lamborghini here we come!


08-16-2017, 06:41 PM
can't wait to spend that cash...


08-17-2017, 02:03 AM
Ah... You guys are forgetting this is what is considered a derivitive work.

Meaning that you have 0 rights to it. Period -without the consent of the copyright owner. And that would be Warner Brothers.

So it is a contest.

And apparently people with a issue here have no idea about copyright nor how incredibly difficult it is to succeed as a filmmaker.

Most filmmakers struggle for years and years spending 1000s of dollars on film festival entries alone. Not to mention equipment and production costs. Out of pocket.

Now you consider that there are 10s of thousands of short films made each year and only a handful of those worth being considered for any kind of distribution and for those that are, extremely limited distribution options available and even fewer that are ever lucrative and none that result in am actual profit over production costs.

(Even considering YouTube and other online outlets)

So to have a film recognized and selected by a large studio is by itself miles above where any of these people will ever get with a far greater outlay of costs just in festival fees alone

The arrogance of some filmmakers and internet geeks who think that they understand copyright law is astounding.

So in short. The contest is asking you to create an original derrovitive work based on a copyright that the sponsor owns.

They have the right to stipulate ownership over that work based on the agreement they establish. You don't have any rights to that work unless you enter into a contract with them.

So if you really think you are good enough to win, go for it.

More than likely you will be humbled by the avalanche of talent vying for the same opertunity.

Whoever wins will not be wining about the contract and the 100 bucks. But rather - if the film really is good - could easily get a meeting with a decent agent in Hollywood. That alone would be worth the effort.

08-17-2017, 07:09 AM
for some it might be their cup of tea.

just find the $50 a bit insulting it being a billion dollar company. make it count, or make it Zero.
i know it's symbolic.

08-17-2017, 08:19 AM
As crappy as those Conjuring and Anabelle movies are, I think Warner Brothers are just making sure they can recoup their investment on a similar scary / creepy venture. ;-)

On an serious note, 50 bucks does seem insulting, but given that you might be awarded some big time exposure, the winner might get something out of it afterall.

I think a more appropriate prize, given that these are aspiring film makers, would be some cool gear. If I made a short film and Warner picked up the idea and had complete rights of derivative work, then maybe a high end camera or some other useful equipment would be cool.


08-17-2017, 08:28 AM
In that way, you get some exposure and then perhaps, have some better tools to advance your burgeoning career.

But, if all you could do was make a short, one time wonder based on somebody else's IP, then you could at least sell the camera to recoup some time while you look for a regular job. ;-)


08-17-2017, 08:42 AM
alternative >


08-17-2017, 12:27 PM
Stay classy, Warner Bros.

Genius right there.