Potential Movie Rights Contract
Several years ago I had a dream, a crazy dream, but with encouragement from friends and family, I decided to go for it. I wanted to write a children’s book series. With the convenience of the internet, I began making lists of all that I needed to learn. The list seemed insurmountable, but as with any list, if one takes a step at a time, it is possible. I wrote the book, found an editor and published on Amazon.com.
The Mystic Princesses were more than a dream!
Reviews help sell books, so I sought feedback from trusted organizations. I entered my books into the Writers’ Digest Self-Published Book Awards contest. And I submitted them to IndieBRAG, LLC for review. The reviews came back and I was ecstatic with the messages. They listed a few things that could be improved, which I incorporated.
And then the email of my dreams came. I woke up one morning a few months ago and found a message that a studio was interested in a potential movie rights contract. I’m honored to have been considered. With a little fanfare and a lot of grateful feelings, here is the message:
I am trying to track down the film/TV rights to your Mystic Princesses books. Do you have an agent or manager who handles the film/TV rights on your behalf? If so, would you be so kind as to forward me their contact information? We have a database for film/TV rights to books, and one of our clients was interested in your series. I can be reached at e****er@r*********er.com. Thank you and best wishes.
Next, I corresponded with the firm that contacted me, as well as found an agent and an attorney willing to assist with negotiations. However, it didn’t work out, but I thought I’d share the message anyway.
So my message for you is: follow your dream! You never know where it might lead if you don’t try. And if you do try, with a lot of hard work, surrounding yourself with professionals in the field, research and some luck sprinkled in, you could hit the jackpot.