Why Adaptations of Books and Other Media Are Perfect Sources for Your Script and How To Do It
SPEAKER: Jennifer S. Wilkov of Your Book Is Your Hook
At A Glance:
Agents, Hollywood producers and publishers are always searching for the next great story. But not all writers start from scratch. Oftentimes, ideas come from the things we see, read, write and hear. The challenge for many is how to transition these materials from their original form of a book, article, and story into a full-fledged viable screenplay.
So what’s your creative idea all about and where could it come from? Could it be the next bestseller at the bookstore or the next mega hit on the big or small screen? Maybe both.
Savvy industry professionals love to leverage their time and efforts by capitalizing on a story that can be adapted into many forms. Watch, listen and learn during this interactive session with the dream consultant who makes things happen for writers.
Best-selling award-winning author & powerhouse consultant Jennifer S. Wilkov of Your Book Is Your Hook and The Literary Matchmaker™ trains writers on their approach to literary agents and managers, Hollywood producers, Emmy Award-winning directors, the media and more. Don’t miss having unique access to this professional who supports writers like you with understanding the hook for your screenplay and the veritable plethora of materials available for you to adapt for yours.
EXPECT TO LEARN:
o 7 ways to locate sources for your story
o Find your story by taking a Hollywood producer’s point of view
o Secrets for writing an adaptation like a Hollywood pro
o How to effectively answer the question, “So, what’s your screenplay about?” based on the adaptation source
o Fool-proof ways to develop a reputation as an adaptation screenwriter for authors, publishers and others
Jennifer S. Wilkov. Jennifer is a best-selling award-winning author, an award-winning freelance writer, the Literary Agent Matchmaker™ and a respected book & business consultant in her business called “Your Book Is Your Hook!” She is also a popular media personality as the host and executive producer of the #1 radio talk show “Your Book Is Your Hook!” on Women's Radio.
She supports first time writers and seasoned authors with the essentials to become a bestseller: a great project, a strong platform and a well-polished pitch, presentation and hook for their book or project.
Jennifer educates and assists writers with the writing, marketing and getting published processes (traditional with an agent, self-publishing and e-publishing) for their creative ideas and projects as well as the building of their platform to raise their visibility to readers, the media, Hollywood and beyond.
Jennifer is also the creator of The Next Bestseller™ Weekend Workshop, a safe space that provides writers with exclusive access to the dream team to help you prepare and practice your pitch BEFORE you have to talk about it to the professionals and others.
Her keen eye for stories that sell for both books and in Hollywood is trusted by industry professionals who appreciate her savvy in seeing the many possibilities a subject can lend itself to.
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