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Hachette UK (Orion division)

Subject : Hachette UK (Orion division)

Name : Andrew Coningsby

Email : andrew@debutart.com

Agency name : Début Art

Phone No : ++ 44 (0)20 7636 1064

In Category : Book Publishing

Client Name / Dept / Location : London.

Description of the issue : In November 2015 a Design Director at Orion Books UK expressed interest in a Début Art represented illustrator creating a 'test' illustration for a book - the 'test' illustration would, if accepted, go on to be used in the book. A price was mutually agreed inclusive of the usage originally indicated by the Design Director but, after negotiation and agreement on price, the Design Director, at the request of an Art Buyer,  sent Debut Art a full copyright transfer contract offer. The contract is available to review via the Download Contract File 'button' below. After receiving the contract offer, Début Art emailed the client putting forward a proposal for revised usage rights. In spite of emailing the client on 4-5 further occasions over the next two months, all Début Art's emails to the Design Director went completely unanswered.

Description of the result : Début Art has not worked with Orion since the above occurred although it has worked successfully with other book publishing divisions of Hachette which have not been tendering full copyright transfer contracts.

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Time Inc (UK) All Rights Agreement

Subject : Time Inc (UK) All Rights Agreement

Name : Caroline Thomson

Email : caroline@arenaillustration.com

Agency name : Arena Illustration

Phone No : 020 8555 9827

In Category : Editorial

Client Name / Dept / Location : Time Inc/Woman's Weekly/ Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, SE1 0SU

Description of the issue : As regular contributors to Woman's Weekly, I was notified in May 2015, by our contact there that Time Inc were bringing in new All Rights agreements based on their "needs as a multiplatform business". Previous licences have been single use, magazine rights for UK & Australasia. I contacted the Digital Content Director of Woman's Weekly and asked to see the new Contributors form along with their Terms & Conditions. She sent the attached PDF to me. I asked our contact if fees would be increased as a result of the All Rights terms, it appears that they won't.

Description of the result : I shared the content of the All Rights agreement with Derek Brazell at AOI and he wrote a letter to the Digital Content Director to explain the issues we have with the terms and asked for a meeting to discuss it. They have not yet agreed to a meeting. We haven't worked with them since, except for second rights sales.

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Jamie Mag/Illustration Ltd, fee offered too low for all rights.

Subject : Jamie Mag/Illustration Ltd, fee offered too low for all rights.

Name : Harry Lyon-Smith

Email : harry@illustrationweb.com

Agency name : Illustration Ltd

Phone No

In Category : Editorial

Client Name / Dept / Location : Helen Little, Deputy art director, Jamie Magazine

Description of the issue : Client would not budge on the fee (Fee: £300 all inclusive (non-negotiable)) and insisted on this agreement: The Company shall have the right to use the Artwork
for advertising and publicity purposes in any
medium for the purpose of promoting the Company
throughout the world (and the Websites) in
accordance with this Agreement.

Description of the result : We turned down the commission. Artist was very happy to do this.

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Jamie Mag/Illustration Ltd, fee offered too low for all rights.

Subject : Jamie Mag/Illustration Ltd, fee offered too low for all rights.

Name : Harry Lyon-Smith

Email : harry@illustrationweb.com

Agency name : Illustration Ltd

Phone No :

In Category : Editorial

Client Name / Dept / Location : Helen Little, Deputy art director, Jamie Magazine

Description of the issue : Client would not budge on the fee (Fee: £300 all inclusive (non-negotiable)) and insisted on this agreement: The Company shall have the right to use the Artwork
for advertising and publicity purposes in any
medium for the purpose of promoting the Company
throughout the world (and the Websites) in
accordance with this Agreement.

Description of the result : We turned down the commission. Artist was very happy to do this.

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Jamie Mag/Illustration Ltd, fee offered too low for all rights.

Subject : Jamie Mag/Illustration Ltd, fee offered too low for all rights.

Name : Harry Lyon-Smith

Email : harry@illustrationweb.com

Agency name : Illustration Ltd

Phone No

In Category : Editorial

Client Name / Dept / Location : Helen Little, Deputy art director, Jamie Magazine

Description of the issue : Client would not budge on the fee (Fee: £300 all inclusive (non-negotiable)) and insisted on this agreement: The Company shall have the right to use the Artwork
for advertising and publicity purposes in any
medium for the purpose of promoting the Company
throughout the world (and the Websites) in
accordance with this Agreement.

Description of the result : We turned down the commission. Artist was very happy to do this.

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