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Apr 4, 2013

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  • Posted: Thu, Apr 04, 2013
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Situation: A year ago, I hired a ghostwriter to help me write a treatment and a screenplay. Lately, he has been saying things that make me feel vulnerable and I feel manipulated. I have a document that he signed, before all of the writing took place that stated that he would have no credit for the work, however I don't feel comfortable enough with that. As well, I have registered my work with the WGA, but there is no true legal standing that they have, and referring to my ghost writer 'won't hold up in court'.

What I would need from you:

1. Research how to own full rights to a screenplay (logline, synopsis, treatment, the screenplay itself, etcÂ…)
2. To read a small list of emails (approx. 10) that maybe total 2,000 words. That way you can get an understanding of what's happening.
3. Tell me where to go, and what to do, to keep my screenplay completely safe (copyright, trademark, rights etc?). I do not want him to ever be able to come after me, for any reason, ever.
4. Write a pro...

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