I found the answer to your question by going to google and typing in
the title of the text and the word "copyright,", which brought up the
following search results:
It looks as though works published between 1964 and 1977,when
published with notice 28 years for first term and automatic extension
of 67 years for second term.
So, for "Boyhood with Gurdjieff," which was published in 1964, we are
looking at the following calulations for copyright expiration and
1964 + 28 + 67 =
And grand total of 2059. This is the year that the copyright expires.
Did you know that there was such math involved?!
Boston University seems to be the center of information for Peters.
Here is their website on him.
It is run by the Department of Special Collections. I have found the
name of the director of this department. It's listed below. I am
going to shoot him an email now and then go from there. If he doesnt
respond in a few, I'll just call him and find out the copyright
stipulations and logistics.
771 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
I have found no record of a film or even attempt to make a film. In
order to get around these copyrights, I know, you are going to have to
get yourself a good grantwriter, and find some educational worth and
purpose for the film, even if it is feature in nature.
I'm not sure what other information you need, but just let me know,
and I'll get to it!
Clarification of Answer by
20 Nov 2003 09:56 PST
I contacted the Peters information center at Boston U, and was told
that, to their knowledge, there have been no movie options on the
text, but she cleared her answer of any legal obligation by telling me
that just because they ahvent heard or been informed about it, does
not mean that it is not happening now. A full screenplay can be
written without the initial consent of the protectant, as long as it
is dealt with through them once it goes into pre-production process.
I guess then, should it actually happen, it becomes a matter of which
screenplay the protectant likes better.