If you were a story writer, even if you were not known or popular, would you sell the film rights to your works for a dollar? That would be bizarre! You must have worked hard to put the stories together. However, there has to be something we do not know, for someone who is popularly for the most captivating short stories, Stephen King, to sell his film rights for such a ridiculous amount. Reports read that Stephen King creates an opportunity to expand the filmmaking horizon and affordable prices. Let’s find out the drive behind this action in the body of this article.
Stephen’s Film Dream
Known for horrific and unusually weird stories, Stephen King over the years, has had a good number of his books adapted into amazing movies. His distinguishing uniqueness in writing has brought it to the heart of many to one day become like him. He is, however, offering film rights to some of his numerous short stories to young and enthusiastic filmmakers, for as low as $1. This, in turn, serves as an encouragement to many to pursue their desires and interests in filming, especially students. Congruent to this, his story, “Stationary Bike” was recently signed for adaptation by the students of Blaenau Gwent Film Academy in Wales, UK. The story revolves around an artist who decides to loose with by constantly working on the bike but who had some crazy thoughts creeping in along the line… The student’s tutor “Kevin Phillips expresses his gratitude for the opportunity and affirms that Stephen King indeed has a good heart towards education, one of this he expresses by putting up his short stories for adaptation at very little or no cost.
Stephen’s Dollar Babies
Through a program he tagged “dollar babies” he sells his short stories to film students. Through this program, film students have access to as much as 30 short stories for adaptation and general work. And as expected there are rules and conditions guiding this contract. Some of these conditions include that no film produced must be for profit-making, and as such, perfectly produce films can be shown at non-profit making film festivals. If it has to be displayed anywhere before then at all, a maximum of just 2 minutes of the project should be displayed. Another of the agreement is that to every production, Stephen King must be acknowledged as the owner of the work. He must also be given a copy of the full movie.
Getting To Work
Resulting from Stephen King’s keen interest in development and betterment of young people through his availed opportunity, students are eager to get to work and build their confidence, in addition to this, their CVs are boosted and they build an image that carries Stephen King in the picture. This feat was definitely not a ridiculous action, but rather a commendable and charitable act, that many other successful people should emulate. He did this to make sure people work on great projects and also have the opportunity to rise in their careers early enough.