Mitchell also gave me a deal memo--an outline of the terms of our deal, to be followed later by a real contract. Unable to put it off any longer, I called a few of the entertainment lawyers whose names I got from the Independent Feature Project; I reached a fellow named Robert Seigel, whose fees seem relatively moderate. Seigel advised me to ask Mitchell if I could go straight to a contract without signing a deal memo; he says the memo is binding even if the contract proves unacceptable. I have no feeling for this particular game, but I'll pass the request along to Mitchell.
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