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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.

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In today’s film industry, more and more movies are being produced based on adaptations, especially books. This offers many advantages to producers in that it’s easy to visualize the story at an early stage of development. And from a marketing perspective, books have an immediate built-in recognition from readers and the publishing industry.

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.

In this guide, we will explore the techniques behind writing the adaptation and the angles to consider when turning a book into a screenplay.

GUIDE-AT-A-GLANCE

  • The Oscar
  • Adaptation – Creative Freedom
  • 10 Steps to Adapting a Novel
  • Time to Leave the Novel Behind
  • Using Text from the Book
  • Preparing for the Adaptation
  • Opportunities for Book Adaptations

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this guide you will be able to:

  • Understand the process of adapting a Novel

  • Focus on the visual aspect of a narrative story

  • Differentiate the book from the screenplay

  • Find opportunities to adapt a book

eBook Details

Publisher: Moviesoft
ISBN: 978-1-913580-22-3
Release Date: April 20, 2020
Language: English
Download Format: PDF (Watermark)


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