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Dinner Program: Realize Your Big Screen Dream ... Turn Your Book into film

Real strategies to turn your book into film & television

Red carpet screen dreams

Admit it … wouldn’t you love to see your book, and your words, turned into something that is viewed on a screen? Each year, thousands of books—fiction and nonfiction—are optioned, hundreds are sold, dozens are produced for television and the big screen. Why not yours?

In the Author U midst is that someone who has done it hundreds of times and she will show you …

• The three reasons that any author will get paid by Hollywood.

• How to network and succeed in a collaborative process.

• How to understand budgets when it comes to anything film.

• How to navigate film and television culture.How to speak genre-based selling.

• How to structure your pitch.

• The key elements to pitch success.

• The value of conferences, competitions and coverage services.

• The difference between an option and a sale.

• How to determine who is going to write the screenplay.

• How to get along with producers, executives, reps and talent.

• When to walk away and what to expect when it all goes right.

• Is television or the big screen the right fit for you and your book? Yes. No. Maybe. 

You will come away with tips, strategies and plenty of ahas afterRealize Your Big Screen Dream … Real strategies to turn your book into film & televisionon the 10th.See you there.

Philippa Burgess

Philippa Burgess just relocated to Denver from Los Angeles this past year. In addition to providing content creation and marketing success strategies for writers and filmmakers, she is currently working as the Producer of Marketing and Distribution on a documentary film with TV producer Honnie Korngold of Cinevantage and an independent feature film with Boulder-based filmmaker David Gray. She was co-founder of Creative Convergence at Young & Rubicam’s Spark Plug Program to further storytelling and technology innovation for brands. A graduate of USC, she started her career at Hollywood talent agency ICM (International Creative Management), before becoming a literary manager, film and television producer, and marketing consultant.

She has represented film, television and digital media projects sold to Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, ABC, CBS/Paramount, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, Disney Channel, MTV, USA Networks along with multiple media, advertising and publishing projects and campaigns.  She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys) and a long-time mentor with NATPE (National Association of Television Programming Executives).  A few of the article-to-film and book-to-film projects she’s been involved with include: “Thieves of Baghdad”, “52 Fights”, “Men’s Guide to the Women’s Bathroom”, “Queensized” and “Bringing Ashley Home”.

Philippa is the author of the forthcoming, Navigating the New Access to Hollywood.

Where:  Doubletree Southeast (Iliff and 225) in the Colorado Room
When:   April 10, 2014
Time:  6 to 9 pm
Cost:   $30 for paid-up Members, $45 Non-Members  Prices will increase after the 4th by $10. Because Meetup does not allow for a two-tier payments, non-members will pay any add-on payments at the door.

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  • Judith B.

    Philippa provided a huge array of insider tips--those goodies that only come forth via someone who has been there, done that ... and still doing "that". Well worth attending!

    April 21, 2014

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