How can I write a screenplay about a deceased Texan and negotiate a contract with his surviving son?

October 4, 2018


I am writing a screenplay about a private figure whose legal case made many news publications 15 years ago. He was a Texas resident who is now deceased. I want his son's help in giving me details about his father's life to help me write the screenplay. The son wants payment for his services. How do I negotiate a contract with him that minimizes my expenses, but prevents me from getting sued if I write the screenplay.


Moved to Intellectual Property - I think you need to ask an attorney in the literary and publishing world. Best of luck.

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