Jump to content


Photo

Short Story Rights


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 Matt Serrins

Matt Serrins
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 32 posts
  • Director

Posted 02 October 2006 - 12:23 AM

Hi,

I'm wondering about the procedure for getting the rights to short stories. Is it as simple as contacting the author? The publisher? Does anybody have any experience with this? Obviously it's not feasible for me to spend big bucks.

I guess I'm also wondering how realistic this is. Is this possible if you're not enrolled at a big name film school? And does every short film based on a short story on the festival circuit clear rights? Who polices the system? It seems like every year someone is making a Carver story into a short (which then plays at festivals), and I wonder whether they have the rights.

I know that personal or educational use films aren't subject to the same copyright issues, but what about for the festival circuit? Thanks for any info.

Matt
  • 0


CineTape

Technodolly

Metropolis Post

Abel Cine

FJS International, LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Aerial Filmworks

Rig Wheels Passport

Wooden Camera

Ritter Battery

Paralinx LLC

The Slider

Visual Products

CineLab

Glidecam

rebotnix Technologies

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Willys Widgets

Tai Audio

Technodolly

Tai Audio

FJS International, LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Willys Widgets

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Abel Cine

Aerial Filmworks

Paralinx LLC

Glidecam

Wooden Camera

Visual Products

CineTape

Ritter Battery

The Slider

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineLab

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

rebotnix Technologies

Metropolis Post