sbneko (sbneko) wrote in artists_beware,
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EDIT: Thanks for the info guys. I decided to decline the offer.

I just got an email from someone and I'm honestly not sure what to think of it as I've never gotten such an email before.

"Dear Neko,

Hello my name is ___ and I work for a documentary film company in Canada called Fanboy Confessional Inc. /  Markham Street Films Inc.

I am contacting you because we would like to ask permission to use the attached illustration in a documentary we are currently producing.

It is a 6 part TV series for the Space channel in Canada (similar to Syfy in the US) that celebrates the best of fan culture. Each episode follows self-professed Fanboys (and Fangirls) – pop culture enthusiasts and aficionados - as they navigate the inner-workings of their sci-fi worlds. The objective is to celebrate these people as ultimate fans and to highlight the DIY, community-building aspect of these creative subcultures.
I would like to stress that this is a fun, lite portrait, with absolutely no negative commentary being shed on anyone, in any way. It's a celebration of this man and the great work he does.

I look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,"


The picture they attached is a small version of this one: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5651415/
I'm not sure what to think. Is it a scam, should I say no or yes? This picture was a commission, so should I be getting permission from the commissioner as well?
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