How do I get the rights to a book before adapting it into a screenplay.
February 10, 2005 1:14 AM Subscribe
If I want to adapt a copyrighted(?) book into a theater performance, do I need to get the rights? Can I write a script, maybe even do a workshop production or do I need to get the rights before I can even think about adaptation? Who do I talk to to get the rights, and how much does this usually cost? Does it matter if the venue is tiny, and the theater company has no money?
posted by geryon to Law & Government (7 answers total)