Welcome to this three-part miniseries about the book-to-movie process. Contrary to what I mentioned in the recording, the next two will be published this week! :)
I'll be sharing some of what I learned when my memoir, Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters, became Stolen By Their Father on Lifetime Television, and mistakes I made (and nearly made) throughout the process. I'll answer questions some of you have asked, relying on my experience and my research that included speaking with a screenwriter, a producer, an author-turned screenwriter, and an author who signed too many rights away when optioning her memoir.
In this minisode, you will learn:
*The advantages of working with a literary or film agent when considering optioning your book rights outweigh the inconveniece or expense of doing so.
* Authors do not need to wait to be "discovered" to move forward with their book-to-movie process. Contests, hiring a screenwriting coach or consultant
* Unknown screenwriters need a person in their corner to connect them to the right people in the film industry.
Books on screenwriting
Save the Cat by Blake Snyder
Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee
Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field
For show notes, click HERE