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11-28-2004, 03:30 PM
I'm looking for a sample letter asking permission to use copyrighted material in a screenplay. My scene has a character reading a portion of a book aloud to a child. The screenplay isn't based on the book, but I would like to use a specific passage from a specific book.

11-28-2004, 05:11 PM
Until you are ready to shoot - it's not something you really have to worry about. Just write it.

Come pre-production, that's an issue for the legal department to deal with - obtaining clearances.