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    Wink How would the credits read in this situation

    How would it be described if:

    John Smith created the characters in a movie
    Tom Johnson (with John's input) wrote the screenplay

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    I don't think John's input, as such, would be credited unless he actually cowrote the screenplay. Here are some examples:

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138...ef_=tt_ql_dt_1
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348593...s?ref_=tt_ql_1
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3168230...s?ref_=tt_ql_1

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    Ever see

    Screenplay by John Smith
    Based on the characters created by Tom zJohnson

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    Ironically I was reading an article about Orson Welles and whether Mankiewicz helped write "Citizen Kane"

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    Here's how IMDB has that movie credited:

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033467...s?ref_=tt_ql_1

    Quote Originally posted by Erictelevision View post
    Ever see

    Screenplay by John Smith
    Based on the characters created by Tom zJohnson
    Yes, that too.

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    Watching YouTube blog by the author of "The Fault in Our Stars". He says authors SELDOM get significant input.

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