Monday, January 24, 2011

One Week

After much hassle and tassel I finally got a week off from work. Mind you it is unpaid but hey it allows me to get my creative juices going. Lately I have had very little time to just sit and either work on Photoshop or edit. This week I'm going to clean the house, spend some much needed time with friends, read, edit, apply to school and work on my new Calendar entrepreneur business.

As I have mentioned before I love Photoshop, and was originally going to school for graphic design, but I didn't agree with the school, so in the end I didn't end up attending. However that doesn't mean I still don't dab in it a bit. In high school I created a 'Chuck' calendar and was astonished at how many people wanted one. The problem is the shows creative department won't attend to the needs and wants of the fans. So as a fan myself I have decided to create calendars, t-shirts and sweater ideas. Of course however apparently I have to get my ideas copyrighted. My only question is the fact that the show is copyrighted, so if I copyright my idea based on the show can I get slammed with a law suit? Either way this week I'm contacting companies such as FOX, NBC and ABC to ask them about legal issues as well as
copyright companies to figure out the cost. Some of the shows are Chuck, Fringe and Castle. So far in my blog I have mentioned both Chuck and Fringe, however just two weeks ago I finally cracked of boredom and decided to check out this show Castle my friends were talking about, and believe it or not its FANTASTIC!

"He’s famous. He’s gorgeous. He’s smart as hell. He is mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), and he’s hot on the trail of real world criminals. ‘Why,’ you ask? Because he’s got nothing better to do.

Bored with his own success, Castle shadows the every move of NYPD detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic). She’s an aggressive detective who keeps her investigations under tight rein, and her feathers are oh-so-ruffled by Castle’s presence (in spite of the fact that she’s secretly a huge fan.) Amid incessant sexual tension and constant close talking, this flirtatiously-charged duo builds on their mixed-up relationship as they look to solve strange homicides in New York. Kids, this is as much fun as one can possibly have with death and murder!" The show is filled with the right dose of creative humor, sexual tension, and action to keep any crowd happy.

Here is my Castle Calendar so far:

With this week off there are endless possibilities.


  1. If you want to produce these for commercial purposes, you will have to pay for the rights. Product licensing is a huge business and TV shows, movies, and the like often make as much from product licensing as they do from the income produced by their product. There are entire trade shows committed to licensing. Check the web and you will probably find information about licensing whatever you are interested in. On the shows' websites they probably have a contact us function where you can make inquiries.

    Be prepared to have to pay thousands of dollars for most usage licenses so it probably doesn't make sense to do it unless you are producing and marketing a lot of product.

    On a small level they might ignore anything you might do, but the risk of lawsuit is there so beware. Lawsuits are another big business. The guys who owned Barney the Purple Dinosaur copyright made a fortune from lawsuits alone. That's why I hate Barney.

    Good luck!

    You want to do the Blogging From A to Z again?

    Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

  2. Wishing you success as you pursue your passion.