True, too.True, but if you agreed some points as part of the deal, the end result would be even sweeter.
Decisions need to be made. We would all love to be in the place
where a major like Paramount offered both a six-figure advance
and points for our 15k movie. Sweet, indeed. It is more likely
that we will be offered a lower buyout and no points by a smaller
distributor. I'm not a "no points, walk away" filmmaker. Sometimes
a buy out is the only offer on the table. And I see no downside to
a buy out deal.