Hi. Most hired work I have done have been for games, which means I have little or no knowledge about TV contracts. I'm slated to score an animated TV series where I will provide the main titles, AND the score for each episode.
Now what kind of advice can you give me regarding the contract...
Things I would like:
- To own the theme (meaning other composers cant use it shoudl they want to hire someone else)
The music I have done has been complete sell out, but I understand its possible to be paid each time the series is aired etc - like for instance i'm sure Danny Elfman is still payed everytime the Simpsons is played.
So how would that look in the contract? What other stuff should I worry about or try get written into my contract?
Also I'm scoring the pilot first, which will be used to get funding. How does one make an "if-this-thing-gets-made" contract. Should it state what I am to be paid per episode, or should that be a new contract?