Edited by James Steven Beverly, 31 October 2010 - 01:46 AM.
Finding out who owes the story rights?
Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:45 AM
Posted 31 October 2010 - 04:58 AM
Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:08 PM
I've been wondering how one goes about finding out who owes the story rights for a film's story. I hadn't researched this before because I generally like to write my own stuff but lately I've had some ideas for remaking a few films and it might be nice to find out if the rights are available. It couldn't hurt to have the the information in any event.
Almost all authors have agents who will generally negotiate the rights with anyone interested in buying them.
Mostly though you'll find, the rights get sold off long before the book even gets published.
Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:29 AM
I also see Plan 9 from Outer Space as a Zombie movie. I've had this haunting idea of vindicating Ed Wood by turning this film into a GOOD movie. It occurred to me that Plan 9 from Outer Space was one of the first zombie movies, predating Night of the Living Dead by a full 10 years. I think I can do something with that. Where would one look?