February 21, 2017 at 9:27PM

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How to acquire the rights to a Novel?

Hi All,

I've been obsessed with a book I read in college and I've always wanted to adapt it into a screenplay. How does a new-ish screenwriter without big producer backing go about trying to acquire the rights to adapt a novel into a screenplay?

Thanks.

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You would have to contact the publisher for permission. My advice though; adapting a novel to a screenplay is difficult enough. I'd highly recommend getting in contact with a producer to handle the producer duties so you can concentrate on writing. They don't have to be a big name, just competent and experienced.

February 22, 2017 at 7:06AM

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Thanks!

February 28, 2017 at 12:43PM

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January 28, 2018 at 4:35AM, Edited January 28, 4:35AM

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