An organisation I do some work for is hoping to show Cecil B DeMille’s 1927 (it may be the 1928 version, but I'm not sure, and for the purposes of this question it almost certainly doesn’t matter) film ‘King of Kings’ at an event later this year. All attempts to identify and contact the copyright owner (and we’ve made several) have failed.
Does anyone know who owns the copyright, or have a good source for this information that we may have overlooked?
posted by monkey closet
on May 9, 2013 -
I self-published a minicomic that someone now wants to adapt into a short film. Awesome! What issues should I be aware of? [more inside]
posted by mumblingmynah
on Sep 7, 2011 -
I want to turn a short play into a short film. If completed, it'll be a low-budget affair seen at a few festivals and hopefully online; the play was first performed in 1990 and the playwright is still alive. How do I go about getting the rights to film his play, or see if I can even think about affording it?
posted by BoringPostcards
on Aug 25, 2011 -
Have you read or can you point me to any interesting articles about what will be the future of media like films/software/books given the way they are all being distributed online via torrent sites & the like. Will copyright go away or what? I am looking for INTERESTING theoretical speculations, not some person just saying the letter of the current law will be enforced or the usual doomsday-talk.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Jun 15, 2011 -
What's the best way to find out if a pre-existing work has already been optioned for an adaptation to a different medium? Specifically, if a film has been optioned for a musical. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski
on Aug 9, 2010 -
Can someone please explain how to get Synchronization Rights to a Cover Version of a song? Or who would have control of whether you can use a cover version in a film.
posted by mary8nne
on Sep 30, 2008 -
Who holds copyright to Hearts of Darkness^
, and why did they block inclusion of the documentary in the recently-released Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier
posted by mwhybark
on Dec 23, 2006 -
How can I (legally) recreate the commentary of the last few moments of the Red Sox winning the 2004 World Series? [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart
on Oct 14, 2005 -
A question of rights. Does anyone know the best place to start looking for film stills and the right to reproduce them in a publication? More specifically, if the precise frame isn't available, is it possible to take and use your own screenshot if the right credits/fees are paid?
posted by jonathanbell
on Mar 1, 2004 -
One of my nephews (the lucky one everyone in our family loves, featured in this thread
) presents us every week with a faultless DVD of a just-released-in-the-U.S. movie. How does he do it? [More inside.
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posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jan 4, 2004 -