Short Comedy Sketches for Stage and Internet by Richard Jensen
Notes on Theatrical and Internet Video Rights
These pieces were written to be performed and being the narcissistic SOB that I am, I love to see my work done. However, I don't want to be a sap about it.
If you want to do a theatrical performance of my work at a for profit venue, please contact me at TheRagingCelt@Hotmail.com and we can negotiate a price. For non-profits, I'm flexible. The only exception to this is "Moneybags of Pain" which anyone can do for free at anytime. Because I want to see "Citizens United" over turned, I'm more than willing to donate it to the cause.
For Internet Video rights...it's a little different.
For the folks on the Internet, I'm releasing these pieces under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Which mean you can use these pieces to create your own shorts. As long as you adhere to the following conditions.
1. Attribution. When you release the video, you must credit me as the writer and include the link of the E-Book Company where you got the book from.
2. Non-Commercial. If you're a bunch of college kids looking to hone your film making chops and want something to shoot, I'm your Huckleberry. However, if you put it on a DVD and try to sell it, there will be blood...in the legalistic sense of the word. (It would have to be legalistic. I don't have a lot of upper body strength.)
3. Please. If you do film a script, please do it as written. If you need to change one or two words because of a production issue, (Available location, non traditional casting, etc.) that's fine. I just don't want anybody dropping in a racist joke or a three-page monologue about the glory of lint. Respect the script and we're cool.
As long as you follow those conditions, feel free to go nuts. Live action, motion comic, Claymation. I'm open to seeing what you can come up with. Hell, if I really like it (Or dislike it enough to make fun of it.) I'll repost it here and on my Wordpress and Tumblr blogs.