For Raspberry Magic, we have a complex web of sales agents that rep the movie. One of our agents got us a deal with Starz for VOD/SVOD last fall which was amazing. The movie went live last Feb/March.
But our contract was for a $17,500 advance, to be paid out in 60 days. Over the course of the last year, I’ve asked the agent for a statement and for the fees we are owed and every time, he says it’s coming… But nothing. So in December, I decided that I was going to start emailing him weekly, and I have been doing so. But still, he keeps on saying it’s coming, but I haven’t gotten it.
This morning he said, “Leena: I can tell you from memory that we received less from the Starz deal than you think you’re owed.”
Yes, the point being, you got paid and I didn’t even though I spent five years of my life making this film. This is frustrating bc now I will have to get my lawyer involved which will cost more money. The math of this is terrible when it all comes down to it and honesty it’s all very disheartening.