What it Means When a Book or Manuscript is Optioned for the Screen

Many authors dream of seeing their stories on the big screen, whether as a movie or tv show, and the demand from Hollywood for interesting ideas and stories has never been greater. Producers and studios love to find adaptable content in books. The challenge is that most authors don’t understand the book adaptation process or what makes Hollywood want to option a book and develop it for the screen. Natasha Gatlin, Content Development Manager for Fuzeframe, a company that options books for adaptation, shares what it means when a book is optioned, and what authors should know about the book-to-screen process.

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