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    Default Should the cast and crew be making money off of a movie in this type of scenario?

    I took a volunteer job to help make a feature film and I worked as one of the production sound mixers and boom operators. We all did it for free, to gain experience, which is fine, cause we are not sure if it would be successful or not.

    Which is fine, I like working for free to gain experience. But the thing is, fast forward to four years later, and the movie has now gotten distribution and is making money. But it seems that the producers as far as I know, are the ones getting all the money and all of us who worked on it for free, are not. I just thought that if the producers and director are making money off of it then maybe the cast and crew should make something from that as well, even just a little? But maybe I'm just being unfair about it, and that's just the way it goes sometimes maybe?

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    Any revenue sharing needs to be written into the contract before the movie is shot; anyone who is not included at that point will get nothing. And from the producer's perspective, it's a long way from SOME money coming in to fully recouping your investment and making a profit.

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    Oh okay, why is it a long way coming since it has gotten distribution?


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    What is "a long way coming"? Their revenue? That's the way it goes sometimes (often). Next time you'll know to ask for points (aka revenue) on your contract. You may or may not get it, but you definitely won't get it if you don't ask & get it in writing.

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    Oh you said it was a long way till they see money, so I was wondering what is making it so long since they got distribution?

    But as for getting it in writing, okay thanks, I will do that :).


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