Film & TV Adaptation for Screenwriters
How to take a book from the page to the screen
In this guide, we will explore the techniques behind writing the adaptation and the angles to consider when turning a book into a screenplay.
The ability to adapt a book offers a key advantage to screenwriters, as it demonstrates another level of skill in writing scripts. However, there are important differences between developing a script from a book and developing one from an original idea.
This practical guide is dedicated to screenwriters who already know how to write and format a script. It contains guidelines on how to transform a literary text into a visual medium in order to condense an average of a 15-20 hour reading story into a 2-hour reading script.
- Preparing the adaptation
- Adaptation – Creative Freedom
- 10 Steps to Adapting a Novel
- Time to Leave the Novel Behind You
- Using text from your book
- Opportunities for Book adaptations
By the end of this guide you will be able to:
- Understand how to prepare the adaptation work
- Assess which material from the book you should keep when developing the script
- Find your own voice as a Screenwriter
Release Date: April 20, 2020
Download Format: PDF (Watermark)