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Anyone following movie trends can see that adaptations are hot right now, with hit films being culled from best-selling book series (such as Harry Potter or the Hunger Games), comics (Marvel’s The Avengers), or even theme-park rides (The Pirates of the Caribbean films). Novelist and screenwriter Marlow has penned a helpful guide to turning an idea or a book property into a screenplay and getting that script sold. The writing basics are here: Marlow breaks down the elements of a commercial script and offers tips for writing the all-important logline. But Marlow also details how consultants can aid those who need help honing their screenplay, and offers suggestions for hiring a screenwriter for those who would rather have someone else pen the idea. He educates readers on the roles of managers, agents, and studios, as well as explaining the difference between an option and a sale. Featuring quotes from Hollywood success stories such as screenwriter Paul Haggis and producer Gale Anne Hurd, this is a comprehensive and practical guide for aspiring writers and producers. --Kristine Huntley
"John Robert Marlow's new book Make Your Story a Movie examines the process of adapting a story to the screen. John's done a terrific job researching the business side of adaptations, and presents practical advice on writing them."
Marlow presents a thorough picture of what is real in the world of screen play writing and adaptation, as only a successful author of screen plays can. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bengel
This would have been better if it would have contained a sample movie script.Published 12 months ago by Marj Brown
This was a great book on how the film business works with regards to book adaptations. John definitely knows his stuff and is a crafted screenwriter. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marc A. DiGiacomo
If you want to adapt your novel or other creative medium into a film, this is the book for you. Written in a very easy-to-read and conversational way, it's got so much information... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sibel Hodge
This product arrived on time. It was well packaged and has a lot of interesting ideas and suggestions. for the reader.Published 17 months ago by Carole Magnus
MAKE YOUR OWN STORY A MOVIE is a must-have for screenwriters or authors who are interested in the fascinating movie-adaption process. Read morePublished on July 20, 2013 by Doug Solter