We do accept adaptations, however, the source material must also have been written by the screenwriter of the adaptation. You must also retain the rights to the published book. If you are in compliance with this rule: By entering the Big Break Contest, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people - then you can enter. However, we cannot offer legal advice or an opinion or whether or not you own the rights. We recommend that you consult an attorney if you plan to pursue the projects, as the question regarding rights would eventually come up and need to be addressed prior to anyone's optioning or buying the script.
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- Would you accept a screenplay that is an adaptation of a published book, where the writer has contractually optioned the movie rights to the book?
- Do I retain the rights to my screenplays and teleplays after submitting to the Big Break Contest, whether or not I win?
- I forgot to delete my personal information from the title page. What do I do?
- I accidentally entered twice! What do I do?
- How do I remove my personal information from the title page?
- Can I submit my script via mail?
- How can I be sure my script will not be plagiarized?
- Is it possible to submit an adaptation of a novel that no longer has copyright (author deceased over 100 years ago)?
- Can I submit images, audio, or accompanying documents along with my screenplay or teleplay?
- Can I submit a screenplay or teleplay that was previously under contract but the contract has elapsed?