can I obtain the film rights to a book?
Especially if the publisher doesn't answer
I am in the process of starting up a production
company. I used to have my own company years
ago but got out of the business back then.
Now I have decided to try it again.
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
publisher is not always the copyright
holder - you can find the name of the
copyright holder through either the catalog
page or the Library of Congress.
do I get the film rights to a book when
the author has died, and the book has
been out for 50+ years?
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would need to research who currently holds
any copyrights. It may be the family or
the original publisher or the copyright
may have been allowed to lapse moving
the book into the realm of "public
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