Joined: 24 Sep 2007
|Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:05 pm Post subject: Basing concept of a short story into a film script
I have a question about basing a film script on a story that already exists.
I am writing a script for a short film I would like to make, that is loosely based on a short story that has been published. In the script i've been writing, the characters are of a different age and sex from the story, the setting is different, though the concept remains the same- that is, that a 'guardian angel' is protecting the character from comitting suicide.
My question is: am I infringing the authors/publishers copyright law if I go ahead with this?
Can anyone offer advice on this?
Many thank's in advance