ROBERT REDFORD - DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 258624
Sale Price $405.00
"My current price in the marketplace for a motion picture is $3,000,000".
Document Signed: "Robert Redford", 2p, 8½x11. No place, c. 1978-1979. To William Morris Agency, Beverly Hills. In part: "Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Agency Agreements the following projects shall be excluded from such Agency Agreements and I shall not be obligated to pay you commission nor shall you be obligated to render services in connection with such exclusions: a) 'The Electric Horseman' b) 'A Place To Come To' c) A project with a Washington, D.C. background at Universal d) A project with a multi national background at Warner Bros. e) 'Thorn Birds'. F) A project with a rodeo background. I have advised you that my current price in the marketplace for a motion picture is $3,000,000. against varying percentages of distributor's gross receipts and we both recognize that such guaranteed compensation is unique in the business today. In view of this we agree that unless you have been instrumental in setting up a motion picture project for me, your 10% commission shall be limited to the first $3,000,000. of compensation received by me on each picture negotiated during the term of the Agency Agreements...." Although signed by Redford, his is the only signature; it is not "Agreed to and Accepted" by the William Morris Agency. Robert Redford has been nominated for one Academy Award for Best Actor for The Sting (1973) and two for Best Director, for Ordinary People (1980) and Quiz Show (1994), winning in 1980. Electric Horseman was made in 1979. When Colleen McCullough's 1977 novel, The Thorn Birds, was going to be made into a motion picture, Robert Redford was asked to play Father Ralph. After years of writing and rewriting, the movie was abandoned. It became a television mini-series in 1983 with Richard Chamberlain as Father Ralph. Lightly creased. Ink and pencil notes (unknown hand) at upper margin. Staple holes at upper left blank corners.
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