From page to screen: the process and legalities of adaptation

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So you want to adapt a novel for the screen. How do you acquire the rights? How do you protect your copyright? And how freely can you interpret the original author’s work?

One Day novelist David Nicholls and lead writer of the Netflix TV adaptation Nicole Taylor discuss the art and craft of transforming a popular novel into a television series.

They are joined by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain chair Emma Reeves and media lawyer Robert Taylor, who delve into the legal processes of adapting a work into another medium.

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