Vanta M. Black
Susan McMartin
Minoti Vaishnav
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Adaptation: How to Turn a Novel into a Film or Television Show

Sabrina Almeida (Screenwriter), Vanta M. Black (author, Oubliette: A Forgotten Little Place), Susan McMartin (writer and producer, Mom), Raye Mitchell (brand and IP expert), Minoti Vaishnav (founder of Prophecy Girl Films)

While there is a lot of information out there on how to break into the film and television business, not much is known about adapting already existing content into a film or television show. This is surprising, because in today’s world, almost everything we see on our screens is adapted from either a novel or a comic book. From “Game of Thrones” to “Doctor Strange”, existing IP is hot property in Hollywood.

“Adaptation: How to Turn a Novel into a Film or Television Show” will focus on the following areas:

  1. What is IP (Intellectual Property) and why is it so in demand?
  2. How to recognize good IP and adapt it.
  3. The adaptation process. What does it mean to option something? What are the steps when adapting someone else’s work?
  4. The importance of understanding how to jump mediums – writing a book is not the same as writing a television pilot.
  5. The importance of diversity in adaptation. Should certain characters be added or modified when adapting content for a new medium? Why is this important?

Online sign up has closed. Paper copies of workshop, speed pitch, and Saturday lunch table sign-ups will be at registration on Saturday. If there was a workshop or a panel you were hoping to attend, you are welcome to show up in person and a volunteer will check if there is space available.