Unlike option agreements, purchase agreements can be either exclusive for a manufacturer or non-exclusive. This allows screenwriters to maximize their chances of making money for your film script without being tied to a single film producer. It is necessary to include in these agreements a non-circumvention clause so that several parties with the same project cannot get closer to the same sources of funding and the same talents. In this article, to keep it simple, I`m going to walk you through some of the most important points you need to consider when negotiating an option agreement. I`ve also put together a handy checklist, which should include an option agreement that you can use side-by-side with this article to make sure you`ve covered your basics. You can listen to weekly updates from different meetings. Don`t let this horror story scare you. While an option agreement is always strong vis-à-vis the party offering it, that doesn`t mean they`re not valuable. . . .