i recently completed a poster for an independent movie. my problem with deciding on what to charge them is whether i should go with option 1) flat rate.... i seel the the rights to the poster... if the movie generates any money i dont get any profit since the rights are sold. option 2) ask for a little cash for it.... then be open to me getting money from the profit from it later. what option should i go with? how much for each? im not doing an hourly rate... more like a flat rate. so What would the the flat rate be specifics: Color, Images, Text, Photoshop work. Illustrator work...just for placement... no actual digital illustration at all...this poster has been the main exposure source on the film. it has generated good money for them. however they are now in a financial bind... tied up money wise and are paying off some loans and then they will get back to work again. dont know how long that will take. so what should i do? i should i approach them? these people are cool... i dont want to ruin my rep with them so i dont want to gouge them ... i want to work with thier situation... but i want some type of compensation also. and they would be happy to help me out. i wonder if i should just flat out tell them to buy me a new powerbook and we'll call it even. lol any help would be appreciated. thanx.