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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: your projectss
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 2/10/1998 5:27:00 AM  

 
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>Vocabulary lesson, please.
>"Optioned" means that a major company can make the miniseries, but doesn't
>have to, correct?

An option is the standard protocol in deal making. It is a fee paid to the
writer allowing the studio or network to hold onto the material while it puts
together the rest of the deal. Consider it a downpayment. Once the deal is in
place, the rest of the money follows.

jms

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