John and Craig do a deep dive on Tess Gerritsen’s lawsuit concerning Gravity, using the case as a way to talk about contracts, chain of title, adaptation and corporate ownership. Spoiler: It’s really complicated, but it’s really interesting too.
Both novelists and screenwriters will find a lot to discuss.
We also talk about editing while writing, and when it’s worth it to cut now versus later.
- SAG, DGA & WGA Members Could Be Victims Of Anthem Hack, on Deadline
- Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity on Amazon
- Gravity: A Novel of Medical Suspense by Tess Gerritsen on Amazon
- Warner Bros. Aims to Shoot Down Author’s Gravity Lawsuit, from The Hollywood Reporter
- My Gravity lawsuit and how it affects every writer who sells to Hollywood, from Tess Gerritsen’s blog
- DP/30: Gravity, co-writer/director Alfonso Cuarón on YouTube
- Judge Morrow’s decision, dated January 30, 2015
- The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence and The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction, from Wait But Why
- The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury on Amazon
- Outro by Scriptnotes editor Matthew Chilelli (send us yours!)
UPDATE 2-17-15: The transcript of this episode can be found here.