Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Slayground

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 02 Sep 2010

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    It's screen character rights. If you write a book, nobody else can use your characters. If a studio makes a film, they don't want another studio to use their characters. If you write a series, you can see where there might be issues in giving different books to different studios.


    ----- Original Message ----- From: "jacquesdebierue" <> To: <> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:25 PM Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Slayground

    > Does anybody know then this exploitative notion of "right to characters"
    > started in the film industry? It's atrocious for writers that somebody
    > would have a right to something they haven't even written (future
    > installments in a series, for example). Or am I reading this wrong? It
    > seems that there is almost a boilerplate expectation on the part of those
    > buying film rights, which makes me wonder how it started and why it has
    > been accepted.
    > Best,
    > mrt

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