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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Need early B5 scripts for Captioning (re-send)
    Date: 6/11/2002 9:49:00 PM  

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>I wonder: is there money for writers in DVD releases like this, some
>kind of residual? Is there a residual for any of the original
>production people, the actors, directors, producers?

Writers, actors and directors get residuals on DVDs based on the VHS residuals
formula which was put into place a number of years ago before the videotape
boom and the Writers Guild didn't think there was any money in it.
Consequently, the studios got a deal wherein basically the writers get
something on the order of a penny a copy (or nothing, since it's based on net

The guild, gotta love 'em....


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