Dollar Babies

Quote from “The Shawshank Redemption: The Shooting Script”:

“’77 was the year young film makers – college students, for the most part – started writing me about the stories I’d published (first in “Night Shift”, later in “Skeleton Crew”, wanting to make short films out of them. Over the objections of my accountant, who saw all sorts of possible legal problems, I established a policy which still holds today. I will grant any student filmmaker the right to make a movie out of any short story I have written (not the novels, that would be ridiculous), so long as the film rights are still mine to assign. I ask them to sign a paper promising that no resulting film will be exhibited commercially without approval, and that they send me a videotape of the finished work. For this one-time right I ask a dollar. I have made the dollar-deal, as I call it, over my accountant’s moans and head-clutching protests sixteen or seventeen times as of this writing [1996].”

Titles currently available for adaptation

A Very Tight Place
All That You Love Will Be Carried Away
Autopsy Room Four
The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet
Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game (Milkman #2)
Cain Rose Up
The Doctor’s Case
Graduation Afternoon
Grey Matter
Harvey’s Dream
Here There Be Tygers
I Am the Doorway
In the Deathroom
L.T.’s Theory of Pets
The Last Rung on the Ladder
Luckey Quarter
The Man Who Loved Flowers
The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands
Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1)
My Pretty Pony
One for the Road
Rainy Season
The Reach
Rest Stop
Stationary Bike
Strawberry Spring
Suffer the Little Children
Survivor Type
That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French
The Things They Left Behind
Uncle Otto’s Truck
The Woman in the Room

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