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GambitRealm

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Report this Mar. 09 2011, 10:04 am

Hello,


We have been trying for some time to get a dialogue going with CBS/Paramount regarding a product we would like to license.  But all our requests seem to be lost or ignored, we have not received a single response.


Is there anyone here who can point us in the right direction?  We have built the entire original series Enterprise NCC1701 in Torque 3D, and we would love to take it to a commercial level rather than have it remain a simple free give-away fan-created game like it is now. 


At the very least, we would like a license to be able to take still shots of our digital artwork (rooms and areas within our version of the ship) and make posters and T-shirts from that original artwork to sell at a couple of Star Trek conventions each year.  Perhaps make a book of our 3D-rendered deck plans.  The ultimate goal would be to have the entire product licensed so we could box it and sell it as a game, complete with expansion missions and the ability to explore the entire interior of the ship.


Would really appreciate it if we could get a response of any kind, and start a dialogue with CBS/Paramount on how to take our product to the next level.  If licensing the work as a video game is a problem due to conflicts with Star Trek Online (which is completely different from what we have done - we focused on detailing the interior of the ship and making everything work), then we would be happy to just sell prints and posters of our digital art.  But either way we need a response. 


The next Star Trek convention we are interested in attending is in June - it would be great if we could be licensed to sell there and get our work out to the fans, who seem very excited about what we are doing judging by the response on our web site to our free downloadable demo.


Many thanks in advance for any assistance.  Live long and prosper.


Paul Weston
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Report this Mar. 10 2011, 6:07 am

Go to:  http://cbs.promotionexpert.com/cbsconsumerproducts/licensee.html

GambitRealm

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Report this Mar. 10 2011, 7:19 am

Thank you for the reply.


Unfortunately, we have submitted that form twice since November and have not received any kind of a response or even an acknowledgement that the message was received.


Likewise with sending an e-mail to licensing@paramount.com, which was another address given to us as a possibility.


Pretty hard to reach anyone over there.


Is there any way you could forward our message to the appropriate people, seeing as how the official channels do not seem to be responsive?


Thanks again.


Paul Weston


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Report this Mar. 10 2011, 7:41 am

Thanks - but as I said we have already tried that address, which is a form that you fill out and submit.  We submitted it once in late November, and then after waiting over a month we did the same in mid-January. 


No response to either submission, either positive or negative.  Not even an automated e-mail acknowledging receipt of our submission.


Perhaps I will try completing and submitting the form again - third time lucky maybe?


I'm just curious how the people who sell small ticket items at Star Trek conventions got licensed, if it is this hard to reach anybody.  Have even contacted convention organizers who gave us addresses to send e-mails to, those also got no response.


You'd think someone would reply, especially since this has the potential to make money for them.  I'm a bit surprised it's so hard to get a dialogue going.


But will keep at it.  Thanks everyone for the suggestions.


Paul

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Report this Mar. 10 2011, 8:00 am

Yes we called them back in the fall, they pointed us to the web form we were discussing in the last post.  We filled out the form and never got a response.


But again, guess I just need to keep trying the full court press until somebody gets back to us.  Will try this week to telephone again, and explain that the form is not getting a response, and can I get a specific name and direct contact in the licensing department.


Will keep you all appraised of any progress, maybe this thread could serve as a guide for other people seeking licensing who are having trouble reaching the appropriate contact.


Cheers


Paul

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Report this Mar. 11 2011, 10:30 am

What timing - yesterday after posting these messages we actually received a message from CBS Consumer Products that they had received our previous application and they have requested more information.


Sent over our proposal last night, now we wait and see.  Great to be finally moving on this!


Thanks to all for your suggestions and encouragement, will keep you posted on developments.


Cheers!
Paul

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Report this Mar. 11 2011, 10:53 am

Just checked out your site.  Looks good!


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