How can you contribute ideas for a film, do you get royalties for your ideas

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I have many ideas to put in your films
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Anushya Sundaresan

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I would suggest the proper way is to get an agent and formally contact the studios. Anything published on the open internet is public domain in regards to ideas. You are asking someone to rip your idea off and not pay you royalties
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Publishing a story idea or script on the internet does not make it public domain. However, enforcing that copyright becomes extremely difficult and expensive.

I recommend reading the following:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_the_United_States
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Good point. What I meant was that if you post in a public place without proper copyright or any type of legal protection, where anyone can see it, don't be surprise that someone steals it.
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Dan, I have read the whole article and loved it. But I still mantian that if you publish in an open forum, people can steal your ideas and claim that they never read your work.best to always get an agent.
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dgranger,

I agree that posting a story idea online is unwise. Although the person retains copyright, defending that copyright would be impractical when someone steals the idea.
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Hi Anushya Sundaresan,

Most studios will return unsolicited scripts unread. I strongly recommend getting an agent.

I recommend reading:
Q&A: Why Are Unsolicited Submissions Policies So Brutal? 2012/10
http://www.lawlawlandblog.com/2012/10/qa-why-are-unsolicited-submissions-policies-so-brutal-201210.h...
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It also helps to be a member or permit of a Writers' Guild / UnionĀ beforeĀ you solicit an agent.

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