KCRW Podcast: Childhood Friends Take 'The Help' from Unpublished Manuscript to Bestseller to Big Screen

It didn't seem like a big deal when Kathryn Stockett gave her childhood friend (actor and aspiring director) Tate Taylor the movie rights to her unpublished manuscript. As recounted in this August 8th, 2012 KCRW radio broadcast, once Hollywood got interested, Dreamworks studio had no choice but to make "The Help" with Taylor as the writer/director.

Thanks to Charles Sutter (two namechecks in one day) for the link to an informative radio interview that explains how talent can become attached to a property.

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