Stephen King options films for just $1

Horror maestro Stephen King commands monster sums for the rights to many of his works, but he’s letting teens option stories for just $1.

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 03: Stephen King attends Meet the Creators at Apple Store Soho on June 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

The website is the Dollar Babies section of It lists works from the prolific purveyor of all things spooky that are not currently under any contract for a for-profit project.

That means they’re available for film students who want to make something they could later promote and enter into film festivals without fear of copyright infringement.

“If you want to be one of my dollar babies, send us your info,” King says on the site.

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