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Advice needed--What to do when Hollywood studio wants my script?

My boss' son is a genius--I've known this since he was a lil' sprout. Two execs from a major studio have just made him an offer on an unfinished script, and want an option on several others he has done. They've already offered him a percentage of the profits on the first script, assuming the pic gets greenlit and made. The kid is across the country from LA, and while his parents are professionals, they haven't a clue about hiring literary and entertainment attorneys. As a long-time DLer, I remember reading some good insider-y advice from industry pros over the years. I'm calling on you now, if you're still hanging around. What's the best way to go about protecting the kid's interests (and psyche)? This young man's a special project of mine; for years I pleaded with his parents to recognize the boy's special gifts, while they did everything but declare him mentally challenged. Now that his talents are being acknowledged, I want to be sure he's protected (legally and financially, at least. The swimming with moral sharks part he must do on his own). So...where shall I point him? TIA, ever so much.


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