August 13-16, 2020
New York City

Adaptation: From Bookshelves to Big Screens

Adapting a book for the screen can be a daunting process for both author and screenwriter. The reality is, slicing the author’s darlings is essential. In this session, we’ll cover how to cut down a full-size novel into a two-hour story as well as discuss Hollywood’s take on intellectual property. Whether you’re a screenwriter looking to adapt or a novelist wanting to know the realities of getting your own story to the screen, it’s time to demystify the adaptation process.

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Beginner