novel/short stories consultation
The Book Consultation provides a master class in screenplay adapation as well as a discussion into the marketplace and whether the book has potential for sale.
Writers will have a preliminary call/email with WFW to discuss your script. After the initial consultation, we will then pair you with a consultant. Feedback is given verbally and the consultations can take place on the phone, in person, or via Skype. Writers may submit either a screenplay, pilot, series bible, or treatment. To answer a frequently asked question— we do assist our recommended writers by submitting them to literary reps.
Book consultation- $495
Consultation Terms and Conditions
The 2017 Writers For Writers Consultation Program (the “Consultation Program”) is open to writers or aspiring writers worldwide who are eighteen (18) years or older.. By electing to participate in the Consul-tation Program and to receive the consultation services thereunder, you will be deemed to have agreed to all of the terms and conditions set forth herein.
The Consultation Program is sponsored by Writers For Writers Inc. a California corporation, with a principal place of business in Los Ange-les, CA 90046. ( “Sponsor,” “Writers for Writers, or “we”). Writers for Writers is not in the business of purchasing screenplays or producing motion pictures or television programs and has no intention of engag-ing in such activities now or at any time in the future.
The Script that you submit must be your original creative work, and you hereby warrant and represent that you are the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Script and/or have ob-tained prior written authorization or license to submit the Script from any and all third party rights holders therein. You may not submit any Script that has previously been produced at any time, or is currently under option, and you warrant and represent that the Script has never been produced by anyone at any time and is not under option as of the time of your submission.
4. SUBMISSION CONDITIONS AND RELEASE
By submitting your Script as the subject of the consultation services to be provided, you agree to: (a) comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions; (b) release and hold harmless Writers for Writ-ers and affiliated entities and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, administering, advertising or promoting the Consultation Program, and all of their respective past and present officers, direc-tors, members, employees, agents, representatives, mentors, and the individuals serving as Sponsor's consultants (collectively, the “Re-leased Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to, for invasion of privacy , in-trusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye, defamation, slander, libel, and violation of right of publicity, infringe-ment of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights aris-ing out of or relating to your submission of your Script ; provided how-ever, that, notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of your Script by any of the Released Parties in violation of your rights under applicable copyright laws; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless Writers for Writers and any of the other Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable at-torneys fees) arising out of or relating to your submission of your Script.
5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
You hereby warrant and represent the following as to each Script that you submit:
- You are the exclusive owner and sole author of the Script, which is your original creative work and your submission thereof will not infringe, misappropriate or violate the intellectual property, priva-cy or other rights of any third party; and/or you have obtained prior written authorization to act on behalf of any co-creator or co-creators of the Script;
- Neither your agreement to the terms set forth herein nor your submission of the Script will conflict with or violate any term or condition of any other agreement to which you are a party, in-cluding but not limited to any union or guild regulation;
- There are no threatened, pending or current claims, actions or lawsuits in connection with the Script, and you agree to notify Sponsor immediately upon your receipt of notification of any such claim, action or lawsuit;
- You are submitting the Script voluntarily on a non-confidential basis as to Sponsor and its consultants, employees, agents and representatives and affiliate entities or individuals;
- You are at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
- You have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this agreement, and you agree to abide and be bound by the terms and conditions herein.
6. CHOICE OF LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
This agreement shall be deemed to have been entered into and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California as applied to contracts made and to be performed entirely within California, without giving effect to the state’s conflicts of law statute. Any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of or related to this agreement or your submission of your Script with respect thereto shall be settled by an arbitrator, within the County of Los Angeles, State of California, subject to the rules and regulations of the Ameri-can Arbitration Association then in effect, except that such arbitration shall be handled by a single arbitrator selected in accordance with such rules and regulations. The arbitrator shall be well acquainted with the entertainment business in the County of Los Angeles, and the ar-bitrator’s decision shall be final and binding. Each party to any arbitra-tion shall bear his or her or its own costs, including attorney’s fees. Failure to appear at any arbitration hearing shall entitle the arbitrator to proceed ex parte.
7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
By agreeing to provide consultation services with respect to your Script, we in no way intend to grant to you any additional rights therein or otherwise expand the scope of your rights under applicable copy-right laws. You are solely responsible for protecting your rights in the Script, including without limitation, for filing or registering the Script with the Writers Guild of America and/or the United States Copyright Office. You acknowledge and agree that , subject to your rights under the applicable copyright laws as set forth below, Sponsor's employ-ees, agents and the individuals serving as its consultants may inde-pendently access or develop creative concepts and/or works which may have some resemblance to those in the Script, or access or incorporate concepts, themes, formats, plot lines, or characters that may have some similarity to those in the Script, and that you shall not be entitled to any compensation and shall have no rights of any kind with respect to that separate material. However, you retain all rights to the Script itself and any other material submitted to Sponsor and, and notwithstanding any provision herein, no provision herein shall be construed to eliminate or reduce your rights with respect to any com-mercial exploitation of your Script in violation of your rights under the applicable copyright laws.
8. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
The relationship between you and Writers for Writers is one by and between independent contractors. Neither party will represent that he, she or it has any authority to assume or create any obligation, express or implied, on behalf of the other party, or to represent the other party as agent, employee, or in any other capacity, except as specifically provided herein.
9. ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
The Released Parties shall not be responsible for the failure of your Script to achieve any level of commercial or critical success or for its failure to meet your expectations. You acknowledge and understand that the Writers for Writers consultant with re-spect to your Script will make suggestions, provide advice and answer your questions, but the consultant will not re-write your script, and nei-ther Writers for Writers, nor such consultant, nor any of the other Re-leased Parties is making with respect to your Script any guaranty as to the quality of the final product.