Persistence U with Lizbeth

Minisode: The Book-to-Movie Journey, Mistakes Made, and Your Questions Answered, Pt 2

April 13, 2022 Lizbeth Meredith Season 1
Persistence U with Lizbeth
Minisode: The Book-to-Movie Journey, Mistakes Made, and Your Questions Answered, Pt 2
Show Notes

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

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