Concept

Option (filmmaking)

Summary
In the film industry, an option agreement is a contract that "rents" the rights to a source material to a potential film producer. It grants the film producer the exclusive option, literally, to purchase rights to the source material if they live up to the terms of the contract and make a film (or series) from it. Some examples of producers are movie studios, production companies, or an individual. Source materials are often a book, theatrical play, or screenplay; however, they may also be articles, video games, songs, or any other work of intellectual property. The term is often used as a verb. For example, "Paramount optioned a short story by Ted Chiang." Overview When a work is optioned, the producer has not actually purchased the right to use the source material; they have simply purchased the option to purchase the rights to the work at some point in the future, if they are successful in setting up a deal to actually film a movie (or series) based on it. Purchasing
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