Wanda Sykes COMES OUT in Las Vegas...

  • Neon_Dreams

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    Dec 13, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    BET wants to buy the rights to my exclusive, high quality video...

    What should I do? How much is it WORTH? Any advice?

    Joe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilYcrig6hyo

  • Neon_Dreams

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    Dec 13, 2009 4:57 PM GMT
    Should I consult with an entertainment or copyright attorney?

    Should I give the rights away for free?

    Or, perhaps I should negotiate the terms of the release on my own?


    Joe
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    Dec 13, 2009 5:21 PM GMT
    get a copyrights attorney.


    ask them for $100,000 to use your video lol jk
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    Dec 13, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    yeah you should probably talk to a lawyer or person about what is reasonable. Besides the money, It would be nice to think that someone would use this on national TV to promote gays in a positive way .. hopefully.

    I would not want to give someone exclusive rights though .. I would still want to be able to use it for other purposes.
  • Nelbob

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    Dec 13, 2009 6:29 PM GMT
    Wanda Sykes is gay? Is that why she didn't marry Krazee Eyez Killa? on Curb Your Enthusiam? Sorry, couldn't resist.lol
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    Dec 13, 2009 6:39 PM GMT
    Well don't wait around too long, Consult with a lawyer first, but to get one involved he may take a major cut.

    I would keep it if you plan to do something significant with it.
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Dec 14, 2009 12:53 AM GMT
    Well, I definitely want the video to make it into the national media- for the political reasons, of course.

    But, I am also an aspiring film/tv producer whom would like to benefit from the video as well (just being honest).

    I prefer not to hire an expensive attorney (LIARS).

    Maybe I will just give them permission for a producer credit...

    Thanks,


    Joe
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    Dec 14, 2009 1:09 AM GMT
    Where have I been? News to me. icon_razz.gif

    As to the usage of the video, I would get some advice. Like Lenoxx said, consult with a copyright attorney.
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    Dec 14, 2009 1:11 AM GMT
    this video was filmed in 2008. she came out at a rally, and it was reported widely at the time. she's come out over and over again, on shows from the view, to larry king, to talking about it at-length in her HBO special. if BET wants to do a story on her coming out, all they have to do is send a reporter & crew to her house. they can meet her wife and kids while they're there.
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Dec 14, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    onejock saidthis video was filmed in 2008. she came out at a rally, and it was reported widely at the time. she's come out over and over again, on shows from the view, to larry king, to talking about it at-length in her HBO special. if BET wants to do a story on her coming out, all they have to do is send a reporter & crew to her house. they can meet her wife and kids while they're there.


    I agree with everything you are saying here. However, this is the only high quality, professionally-shot video of this particular speech in history. So, that is why I believe they are interested in getting permission to air it.


    Joe
  • LuckyPierre

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    Dec 19, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    Give it to them for $100. The karma you will receive is far greater than any monetary gain. Hey-your getting nothing for it right now.
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Dec 19, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    I decided to give the producer permission to air my footage for a limited time usage- no exclusivity. I will continue to own the rights to the footage at this time. Maybe I will produce a documentary in the future and include this video again.

    Thanks for all your thoughts guys!


    Joe