Has anyone here ever paid to be hired as a film composer for a project?
this scenario is mostly for newbies like myself but what I mean is if there's an intersting, high quality film in production, probably a low- to mid-level indie (because a feature would be too expensive), which you'd really like to be a part of and you do good work and the director is someone you'd LOVE to work with but basically there's a whole line of other composers with better experience, credentials and connections in front of you vying for the same spot, what if you proposed to the director to sort of "invest" in the film in return for the chance to score it. if the director goes for this, the benefits would be obvious but is this ethical? does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about? any thoughts?