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Adapting a Novel or Play for Film or Television

At a Glance

  • Watch this presentation if you want to get a competitive edge on your next screenplay by making it an adaptation.
  • This presentation gives you practice instructions on how to evaluate your source material and construct a solid script from it.
  • This presentation will show you the best practices in creating a screenplay adaptation.

ABOUT THE TUTORIAL:

Ideas for your next screenplay are all around you everyday. But writing an adaptation poses some unique challenges to screenwriters who are new to the practice. This tutorial gives you practice instructions on how to evaluate your source material and construct a solid script from it.

Writing a screenplay that is “based on underlying material” will give your script a leg up in a competitive marketplace. The industry responds to intellectual property. It’s checking one those boxes that’s always going to be in your favor!

In this 35-minute tutorial, you will learn:

  • The best practices in creating a screenplay adaptation from a source
  • How to evaluate your source material
  • How to determine the best format (feature, 1-hour TV, 30-minute TV, etc) for your adaptation
  • The elements needed in a successful TV adaptation

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Meet the Author: Mitch Paradise

Mitch Paradise has been a member of the Writers Guild of America since 1983. He adapted and Executive Produced “Bleacher Bums” for a Showtime original movie, based on the award-winning play. His screenplay adaptation of the biography, “Nick the Greek, King of the Gamblers” by Cy Rice, will be published as a graphic novel which he will write – basically adapting himself after adapting the novel he first acquired the rights to 30 years ago. He is currently circulating a spec television pilot in the industry that he adapted from a group of novels by the same writer and featuring the same main character. Mitch has acquired the rights to numerous other tru...

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