Question by Tuna Taco: okay one last question for today, how do you go about selling an idea to a filmmaker or producer of some sort?
first you need to have your work published, then what?
does it need to be published by a reputable house, or will the content of the story or ideas win a decisionmaker over?
I only ask this because ive seen so many examples from phillip k dicks works being turned into bladerunner, minority report, total recall, and the guy who wrote die hard,
in certain cases the movies have very little to do with the actual story that might even be a short one at that, so is the actual IDEA or plot synopsis worth more than a full story? can you just scribble down good original ideas for movies have them published and sell the rights to a filmmaker? how does all of this work? thank you for all your help again 🙂
Answer by Wanda K
Idea are free for the taking and using, only YOUR words in print are salable. IT’S the completed story that wins them over, then they’ll rewrite it to find the medium.
You do need to have an agent that knows how to retain your media rights, and then if the book gets good reviews, the agent may be able to sell it to a media concern.
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