Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. Was the option solely an option to make the film? Where you commissioned to write the script or did you just write it of your own accord? Are you saying you were never paid for the option?
I was paid for the option and was also commissioned to be the writer. Was paid for the first draft but after I wrote the second draft, which they said in writing that they loved, they went silent and never paid me. After some chase up they became very unprofessional and aggressive, at which point I hired a solicitor.
Hi, Thank you. Technically if you specifically commissioned to do the work, then the ownership of the work belongs to the person that commissioned you. There maybe an exception if for example you retained title until payment - did you sign any terms and conditions with this company?
Hi, Thank you. Have you been paid in part at least?
Hi, Thank you. Have you considered just putting in an invoice and suing for the money - without a doubt they owe you money for the commissioned work, but ultimately there is a question mark over ownership of the works if they commissioned you to do them. Kind regards AJ