June 30, 2016 at 5:52PM


will composer royalties hurt distribution options?

I'm a first time director/producer (with no film school) putting the final touches on my first feature length film- Red Fish Blue Fish, A Cold War Spy Thriller (redfishbluefishmovie.com).

I'm looking into music options for the film and so far the composers I've talked to have asked the cue sheet to be registered for royalty payments (one mentioned SESAC).

I'm curious if anyone knows whether agreeing to these terms will impact a potential sale?

I would imagine a distributor would be more likely to acquire a film without royalties attached but wanted to find out what others have experienced before I make my decision.

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