I am a music video director. I directed a video 4 a producer without a contract in place. The record label fhas released the video & paid the producer who has not paid me. Now the producer wants the hard drive back (the hard drive is my property) because I posted some of the out takes on Twitter and FB. I received a cease & desist letter from the record company 2 stop. They told me that I would not be paid until I give it to her.
For the same major artist, I also produced, directed & edited a behind the scenes, life interest piece while I was shooting a previous video that I was paid a very small one time fee for. They included it as a companion DVD to the CD. The Deluxe Edition CD (which includes the DVD has sold 500,000 copies!). Am I entitled to any compensation or can I sue?