The Process of Adapting a Book for Film or Television

Many writers dream of seeing their book made into a movie or television show, but few understand the process and challenges that come with this goal. Books, movies, and television series are consumed in different ways and what works well for one medium may not work well for another. Some novel-length stories won't translate well to the screen. When a story does have adaptation potential, it can be confusing to know what should happen next. Adapting a book into a screenplay takes special skills and connections, and you may need to find agent representation or connect with a studio that is willing to invest in your project. In this collection of interviews, industry experts and Hollywood executives share behind the scenes details about the process and the types of books that are appealing for adaptations.

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