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"Bryan Slagle - (PBHP)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 13 Aug 1997 22:14:28 -0700
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ONLY your /version/ is capable of being copyrighted. The idea or theme of
the work that has given up the copyright ghost is at large for whosoever will...
At 17:02 08/13/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Lets say I have just read a book.  The characters were compelling.  The
>story was involving.  Greater than great.  It was visual.  Seems like a
>sure bet for a movie.  Even better ... the book is in the public
>Six month later I have adapted the book into a first rate screenplay.
>I start to market the script around H'wood ... everyone rejects it ...
>and someday I find out Paramount is doing an adaptation themselves.
>Is there anything I could do to avoid this scenario; to protect myself
>from other screenwriters/producers/studios in adapting the same book?
>Eric Lilleor
>Danish Screenwriter
>Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
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