Hello ,

Im a writer and filmmaker based out of Toronto. I have recently contacted the representatives of well-known filmmaker with a request for a series of interviews chronicling his life and work, with the intentions of eventually polishing the results as a comprehensive book on the director, in the mold of Faber & Fabers Directors on Directors series. I was contacted by his agent with a request for more details on the book proposal, the timelines, etc. One of the items they wanted to know about was my financial offer. This is where I was hoping to use your advice. I dont have a literary agent and I have no idea what constitutes a standard financial offer for a project like this. Would there be an upfront financial compensation or simply a percentage of the book revenue should the interviews get published? I would greatly appreciate any insight you guy may have to offer me in this case.

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