Before I go on a tirade of searching and since this project is a little down the road, I figured I'd ask here since a lot of people are in the know and I might get some helpful hints before starting.
In the past, any intellectual property I've dealt with has been my own or the company's I'm representing, so this is a little new territory for me: the idea has been presented for a future development project I am working on that we might consider employing DC Characters for it.
From my quick research, I've found DC generally tends to prefer royalties for the products in question, but much more then that, I couldn't find any REAL feedback on how much DC charges for use of their characters up front on products they approve.
Does anyone here have any insight on costing and/or who TPTB actually are that need to be contacted beyond submitting DC's general solicitation form?
Thanks for any help anyone can provide!
The fact I mentioned "submitting DC's general solicitation form" should suggest I already know about the direct, up front avenue =P.
Please, lets not throw things in this thread that you can very easily Google in 30 seconds. That's somewhat insulting to the intelligence of the average college educated person in today's world to think that's not the first thing people would find =(.
Why I asked here is there's plenty of people here who have been in contact with people directly at DC already, have talked to people directly at DC already or have talked to them at various conventions. THAT'S the sort of information I'm hoping to someone might have and willing to toss out.
When a media person gives you a personal contact, they kind of give it to you with an idea that you won't spread it around to anyone who asks. So, yeah, maybe me and Dan DiDio are best buddies, but we wouldn't be for long if I gave his phone number to you.
But mainly, you need to go through the licensing department for this kind of thing anyway, so contacts with creative people won't help you much.
Here's the deal, I'm the best there is. I wake up in the morning and I urinate excellence. And nobody can hang with my stuff. I'm just a big hairy American winning machine.
I'm very humble, too.
What I was more looking for is what sorts of deals the community has heard about in the past that DC has actually entertained and some of the details of it. Basically the sorts of things that I should really know for examples of what were and weren't successful projects in the past.
A good example that I love to know more details about for instance is Underarmor's relationship with Alterego line, the DC Line at Hot Topic, Mead's DC Line, Toy Lines, or Card Lines. What kind of deals were made? What kind of details were made between the companies?
The meat of the details is what I'm interested in right now.
I hope you'll understand / appreciate I do need to be cryptic at this stage.
Just now I'm actually making some mock ups of our designs to see if the powers that be want to pursue the rights to begin with (so its still a ways, ways, ways off).
Huh, I just noticed is filtered if you type it out. Fun!
Last edited by Lighthammer; 02-07-2014 at 09:27 AM.
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