[DWJ] DIR latest

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Mon May 21 14:31:21 EDT 2007


On Mon, 21 May 2007 19:11:17 +0100, Charles Butler wrote:

>On 21/05/07, Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at proffitt.com> wrote:
>
>>I appreciate your clarification, which frankly would have been a more
>interesting point of discussion at the beginning:  how should outraged
>readers express their outrage? or, more compelling to me, does it matter if
>the author signs off on objectionable changes?
>
>In the case of DIR, for what it's worth, I believe that the film rights were
>sold long before the likely nature of the film became clear, and that Cooper
>would not have rights of veto over any changes.

In general, authors have to ask for right of veto, as I understand it.  At
least that was the buzz about the Harry Potter movies--that Rowling had
negotiated an unprecedented level of control, or something like that.

And, again, I just hope they paid Cooper a whole lot of money.

Melissa Proffitt



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