Marvel Looking to Lowball Writers for B-List Superhero Movies
Looks like Marvel is going to invite up to 5 writers a year (either in house writers our hire outside the company) to tackle a few of Marvel's B list Superheros.
The contract sounds crazy but hey if your low on the totem pole and need some experience this is the way to at least try and go.
The trade adds that the company will provide the specific pitches it wants the writers to tackle. Those could involve certain plot points for movies already in development or characters it would like to see in its future film slate.
The gathering of screenwriters will help Marvel come up with creative ways to launch its lesser-known properties, such as Black Panther, Cable, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Nighthawk and Vision.
So far, it has focused its efforts on more popular super heroes like Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America.
A group of Marvel executives will choose the writers, with the final decision made by Kevin Feige, Marvel Studio's president of production.
Terms call for Marvel to own whatever the writers work on during the year. Company has the option to continue a relationship with the writers after that period.
Also Marvel has included in the contracts that Marvel gets a first look and last refusal to any and all projects the writers have previously written or will write for 2 years in the future. So to sum this up if you are lucky enough to write for any B list Superhero's for Marvel they will own your ass even if they fire you for up to two years after the fact. Sounds scary.
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