| Commentary

274 Screenplay agreements

| Commentary

274 Screenplay agreements

Original screenplays are financially attractive to a producer, as he will not have had to buy an option in an underlying work or acquire rights in outlines or treatments. Additionally, under the standard agreement currently in force between the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT) and the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain (WGGB), in the case of a commissioned original screenplay the producer is the owner of all novelisation rights (‘book of the film’), although of course these terms are sometimes varied. Under the so-called ‘separation of rights’ rules of the Writers’ Guild of America, certain

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