Dallas, TX asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Texas

Q: I am writing a screenplay for a biopic of a celebrity and I am wondering if I have the rights to sell the script.

I got all the information about the events that occur in the script from books written about the events and public information. I just want to know if I need to acquire any special rights or am I allowed to sell the script as is. And also am I allowed to copyright the script?

1 Lawyer Answer
Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • los angeles, CA

A: You may copyright the script, and sell it, however the celebrity's life rights must be obtained before the script could be produced. A buyer would most likely condition the sale on the ability to clear those rights. If you have additional questions or need clarification you can feel free to email to me at: Jason@altviewlawgroup.com

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