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Which percentage to negotiate for DVD adaptation?
Thread poster: Terence Canavaggio
Terence Canavaggio
Local time: 10:58
English to French
Jun 20, 2008

Good evening,

I am new to
I am not new to translation and would yet not say I am a professional yet.

I have created a wonderful opportunity: the adaptation in French of 6 DVDs, the length of each being roughly 2 hours.

The work will consist of transcribing the DVDs and adapt them for dubbing in French.

Is someone familiar with market practice with such projects?
I am willing to start on a percentage basis but then do not know which percentage to negotiate.

Thank you in advance for your help,
Terence Canavaggio

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juvera  Identity Verified
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Look up the subtitling forum Jun 25, 2008

You may find some relevant info there.

(By the way, I never heard of percentage being charged for this kind of job. The conundrum is exactly that: The percentage of what?)

You can charge per hour for the lot, or divide the work into its natural components, and price them separately.

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Terence Canavaggio
Local time: 10:58
English to French
A percentage on each DVD sale Jun 25, 2008

Good evening Juvera,

thank you for your answer. I will search for information in this forum.

A percentage on each DVD sale.
You see my reasoning is it's going to be my first big job and I'm willing to bet on the good sale figures of the DVD series; it's a little bit like actors asking for a percentage of the income generated by the movie instead of a fixed fee.

Kind regards, Terence.

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