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How to Successfully Adapt a Book into a Screenplay

At a Glance

  • Learn how to successfully adapt a story based on a novel or non-fiction book.
  • Discover how to translate key elements from source material to best effect in a screenplay.
  • Learn how to create a screenplay structure that determines what characters, dialogue and settings will survive adaptation.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR
To translate from one medium to the next, one key ingredient must be identified and adapted: story. Letting the story dictate what characters, subplots and settings survive the adaptation process to the screen is the most successful way to structure a screenplay based on a book. But the process for unearthing a book’s essential story elements, reconstructing and re-envisioning characters, dialogue and setting for film can often be daunting.

This webinar will cover the analytical tools necessary to create a narrative structure for the screenplay. Keeping it simple and visual is the key to any successful adaptation. This webinar will demystify the process of translating a book or novel into the visual language of screenwriting. Learn how to successfully adapt a novel, article, or book into a screenplay and double your odds of selling to Hollywood agents and producers!

WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
• Screenwriters who are interested in adapting source material into a screenplay
• Writers who have written a novel and want to adapt their work into a script
• Screenwriters who want to adapt literary work in the public domain into a script
• Writers who want to take their writing skills to the next level
• Novelists who want to add “screenwriter” to their résumé
• Screenwriters who want to increase their chances of selling a screenplay by basing their script on a book or novel

The Writers Store does not offer any refunds for the webinar. All sales are final.

Product Details

  • Date available: 11/29/2012
  • Publication date: 11/29/2012
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

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Meet the Author: Jon James Miller

Jon James Miller is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He loves movies “based on a true story” that are actually based on a true story. In addition to his literary work, Jon is co-owner of the newly revived, much beloved Ben Cooper, Inc. brand, taking classic Halloween costumes and vacuum formed vinyl mask magic of the past and bringing it back in a new line of Ben Cooper costume-inspired collectibles just in time for Halloween 2017. Jon is represented by Sandra Dijkstra Literary. He can be reached at info@bencoopercostumes.com

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