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American writer Stephen king sold the film rights of the story “stationary Bike” for one dollar to students-teenagers from Wales. It is reported by Mashable.
Teenagers who applied to the writer, studying at the Blaenau Gwent Film Academy, from 14 to 16 years. The next few months they will spend in adapting the work into a screenplay. Their film will be commercial, but they hope to participate in festivals.
Teacher of students Kevin Phillips said that they sent a request to the adaptation to the Secretary of the writer, and within 24 hours received a positive response. “We knew that Stephen king supports educational institutions”, — he said.
King is not the first time permits to film their works to young filmmakers. To this end, he created a program of “Dollar babies”, it includes 30 short stories, the rights to which can be purchased for one dollar.
Many of the works of the writer has been adapted for film, including “the Shining” Stanley Kubrick, “the Shawshank redemption” and “the Green mile” Frank Darabont, Andres, Moschetti and others.
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