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When a director/producer plan to do an adaption of book, how much do you they pay the author

Take for example the Twilight franchise. How much do you pay the authors?

by Anonymousreply 905/08/2013

I think you need to be more specific. It's like asking how much does a boat cost. Some books, like the Harry Potter series, were obvious hits that could translate to film. On the other hand The Lord of the Rings and Dune, extremely popular in the 60's and 70's, had been considered unfilmable. Some still think Dune turned out to unfilmable.

by Anonymousreply 105/08/2013

There's a huge difference. Some authors get a flat fee, some authors (like J.K. Rowling) get a percentage and script approval.

by Anonymousreply 205/08/2013

depends

by Anonymousreply 305/08/2013

They don't pay you anything if you don't know that the correct word is "adaptation."

by Anonymousreply 405/08/2013

Depends on what kind of fee the author's agent negotiates for the film rights.

by Anonymousreply 505/08/2013

They get a free medium Popcorn and Diet Coke at the Premiere!

by Anonymousreply 605/08/2013

I didn't feel the need to pay Art Spiegelman anything.

by Anonymousreply 705/08/2013

R7 $pielberg to $piegelman for what?

by Anonymousreply 805/08/2013

As little as possible.

by Anonymousreply 905/08/2013
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