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COURSE DESCRIPTION

BASED ON: A NON-LAWYER'S
GUIDE TO ACQUIRING FILM & TELEVISION RIGHTS

Do you know a great book that would make for a great screenplay? Or maybe you saw an article about someone and would like to write a TV series about their life. These are both examples of "IP" (Intellectual Property). Intellectual property is king in Hollywood, and you need to have the rights to that IP before you write and pitch your idea. But how does a screenwriter get the motion picture and television rights to works like books, novels, comics, plays and life stories? Ken Aguado tells you how. Ken is a veteran producer and author of the new book, “Based On: A Non-Lawyer's Guide to Acquiring Film and Television Rights from Everywhere.”

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INSTRUCTOR: KEN AGUADO

Ken Aguado in an Emmy-winning producer, screenwriter and author. His most recent films are the award-winning PBS film Miracle on 42nd Street and the theatrical film An Interview with God, which he wrote and produced.

 

His other credits include The Salton Sea (Warner Bros), Sexual Life (Showtime), Standing Up (ARC). Ken is a frequent guest speaker at film schools and entertainment industry events around the world. He is also the co-author of “The Hollywood Pitching Bible,” a text book used at film schools across the country — now in its 3rd edition — and his “Based On: A Non-Lawyer’s GUIDE to Acquiring Film and Television Rights from Everywhere.”

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