The 33 Chilean miners that were rescued after spending 69 days trapped in a mine, have decided to create a corporation to “protect, license, and exploit their intellectual property rights and image ” in movies, books and any other product generated from their story.
“With this step, we, the miners will become a legal organization and get a first class advice, allowing us to put our rights in the world market looping forward to make films, books and other products, ” said the miners to newspaper La Tercera.
The 33 miners hired a law firm in Chile, and appointed peers Omar Reygadas, Raul Bustos and Juan Illanes as representatives in the marketing matters.
After the last miner signs the official agreement, the 33 will be equal partners in the corporation, which still has no name, and will own 80% of the revenue generated from of their rights.
In addition, an “agent society” that will be doing parallel work in which investors participate and represent the miners in the negotiations, will receive the remaining 20% of revenues.