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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: ATTN JMS: VHS/DVD and residuals
    Date: 10/6/2000 8:26:00 AM  

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>What, if any, money do you and/or the actors see from video sales? IIRC
>this sort of marketing (or lack thereof) revenue really honked off the
>original Star Trek cast. I assume there is some standard contract which
>deals with this stuff now.

Unfortunately, when the videotape biz was just gearing up, our lovely Writers
Guild of America didn't think it would be of much interest, and basically gave
away our rights in this area. I think it's something like one percent of the
net, which comes out to pennies. Literally.

If I were to add up all the money I've gotten off all the shows I've written
that have been releaed on casette or laserdisk, it would be somewhat less than
a grand.


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