It can be difficult to find reliable information about the “reasonableness” of a writer, director, or producer’s fees, especially if you are new to the film industry. Because Strange Roads Media is an emerging production company and we are building our portfolio, we do not charge union rates and we only work on projects we believe in. Our rates are negotiable depending on the size and budget of your project.


The starting point for all discussions related to screenwriting, whether for original works or adaptations, is 5-10% of the overall budget for the film. For comparison, you can view the Writers’ Guild of Canada rate sheets here.


At present, we are directing/producing our own projects exclusively.