where is the writers guild(where film writings are rigisterd) in india? what is its web address?
I have written a film script in telugu language and I want it to be registerd.
- legalbeagleLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
the writers guild is a union that's based in America - that's why it's called the Writers Guild of America. their web site is www.wga.org.
they represent mostly North American writers who work in the Hollywood system.
If you have a movie to be made in India (Bollywood) you would have to see if they have unions there. I don't think they do.
Registering your script does not prevent anyone from stealing your idea or movie concept. These cannot be copyright protected. Only specifics in your scripts can be protected if a movie studio steals your work verbatim. And all you can do is sue the studio AFTER the film was made and ask a judge to review the final film and your work to see if they are very similar. This also depends if the Indian government provides the same kind of copyright protection that citizens of the US have.
The WGA will not defend you if your script is plagiarized. They will only provide a date and time stamp when the original work was created - you will need to hire a lawyer to help prove that your work was stolen.
hope this helps.Source(s): www.wga.org
- 4 years ago
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