Hi ramin85:


Hi ramin85:

Sorry to hear you got no credit for your work.

Here are some considerations:

= Directly contact the artist.
Tell him he violated your agreement by not giving you credit.

You sound like a very reasonable person, so talking in person, or by phone, would work.
If in person, maybe the presence of a neutral third party might help.

If you are likely to get hot-headed, contact him by e-mail or letter, however, it is far less potent, then in person. Have a friend read what you write before hitting “Send.”

Be clear what you want for a remedy: your name on the credits.
(Did you do the titles for the edit?)

= If you get a bad response, collect any proof you worked on the project, such as e-mails, and digital files still on your editing computer; anything that backs up your claim.

= If anyone else knew about your agreement with the artist, get their written deposition.

= Anywhere the video appears you can challenge the credits, however, it would be prudent to have substantial proof.

= Usually, a suit is a last resort, for which you would need to do all of the above, and it will take even more of your time and money, with no more certain results.

Note: It sounds like the artist does not understand that all movie and music production is a collaborative process, and good will is needed for the communities of artists to work together, for present and future projects.

Good luck to you.

Sweet Corn Productions

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