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2/7/08 3:07 PM
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How much does an author get paid when one of his books is adapted into a movie providing that he does not write the screenplay? Does he get a set fee? Royalties? For example, Cormac McCarthy writes No Country for Old Men. Coen brother write a screenplay and direct the movie. What does McCarthy get out of it?
2/11/08 11:34 AM
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How much does an author get paid when one of his books is adapted into a movie providing that he does not write the screenplay? Does he get a set fee? Royalties?

For example, Cormac McCarthy writes No Country for Old Men. Coen brother write a screenplay and direct the movie. What does McCarthy get out of it?

It varies, depending on how the author negotiated the sale of the book.

4/27/08 12:54 AM
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Yes. This is handled between the book publisher, author, and his/her agent. A good agent retains their client's ownership of all entertainment royalties.

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