Artwork is commissioned for a variety of uses across film and television, from an artwork being panned across for a factual programme, to a graphic novel being licensed to be adapted into a film. When it comes to existing work being adapted for the screen, those works are generally optioned before a final deal is achieved to allow for development or raising of finance.
This brief introductory guide does not cover every scenario, nor every clause that you are likely to see in agreements that are presented to you.
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