Group ensures equal share in story goldmine
Published 11/10/2010 | 05:00
The 33 trapped Chilean miners have moved to stop any individual from profiting at the expense of the group, drawing up a contract to share the proceeds from the story of their ordeal.
The men have called in a lawyer to draw up the contract, ensuring they will equally profit from the lucrative media deals they expect for the story of their two-month survival -- in the hope that they never have to work again.
"We have received offers to be filmed and interviewed by national television," miner Yonni Barrios (50) wrote in a letter sent up to the surface.
"But we didn't accept because we are going to form a foundation, and all our daily experiences during our time down here will go into a book and other projects." (© Daily Telegraph, London)