Learn how to adapt your book into a screenplay with our Book Adaptation To Screenplay Boot Camp.
If you are preparing to enter the Page Turner Screenplay Award or for any other screenwriting contest or screenplay award with a book adaptation, you need to ensure you have several crucial elements in place so the reader-judges will be hooked on your submission and award you top marks. And possibly even option your book adaptation to produce your story as a film.
"A fantastically informative session. Feeling a mix of awe, trepidation and excitement. Thank you for another inspirational and thought-provoking session." Judy Bruno
"Am so enjoying the Bootcamp sessions with all the practical info, and also the energy and drive that you radiate." Cathy Hutson
"It’s been a fabulous course, and I’m full of enthusiasm to adapt at least one of my novels to a film, and another to a TV series. Thank you so much." Louise Mangos
"Thank you once again for such an informative and jam-packed week. Your enthusiasm was infectious, and I can't wait to get started on my project. I really loved the boot camp and it's certainly given me loads of things to think about. I'm filled with equal measures of excitement and trepidation (can I really do this?). Using the tools and knowledge from your classes will inspire me to keep going." Angela Lambourne
"Thanks for a great week, Paula! I enjoyed the sessions immensely and am looking forward to putting all the information you gave us into action. The course was very motivational and inspirational." Becky Bronson
The live event is now over. Join our Book Adaptation To Screenplay Boot Camp, as a recorded online course.
- Why Attend
- Who Should Attend
- What You Will Learn
- Daily Modules
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- Bonus Materials
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Screenwriting is a fascinating challenge, because a screenplay, whether for a feature film or a television series, has wildly different meanings to different people.
Starting from writers and co-writers, then moving on to editors, show runners, script coordinators, and coverage readers. When directors, producers, production assistants, sound departments, prop departments, and actors get involved, they all have different visions to give the story their full experience to make the story the best it can be. Authors and writers may visualize the story when writing, but to see it turn out into something extraordinary on the big screen is a sight to behold.
Your dream can transform into something worthy of being up there on the big screen. Don't let it evaporate and wither away. If you sincerely believe you have a great story to tell, and you can 'see it' in your mind as a moving, living, breathing film, you should start learning how to transfer that story into your head onto a script so that it becomes a screenplay that film producers will fight to produce.
Most importantly, Netflix has begun the search for screenwriters and authors who have adapted their books to screenplays. Netflix is pushing big money, BIG, BIG money behind their new initiative, which will see millions going into setting up screenwriting rooms across the globe.
Writers from all corners of the world are being sought to show Netflix their range of writing from film to television series, including intriguing casts of characters.
Stories with authentic and original stories of all genres and across all ages, races, cultures, and religions are open to discovery by the Netflix team of story-hunters.
Netflix has several ways of finding these stories.
Who Should Attend?
- Authors, writers, and screenwriters with a great story to tell
- Screenwriters just starting out in their screenwriting journey who want to understand screenplay techniques
- Screenwriters targeting literary agents to possibly represent their writing for a book adaptation script
- Screenwriters entering contests who want to impress a film producer looking for book adaptations to produce
- Established writers and authors who can 'see' their novels on the big screen and want to learn how to write their story as a screenplay
- Authors, writers, and screenwriters who need to learn more about screenwriting techniques
- Established authors and writers who are always hungry to learn how to improve their writing - because a screenplay is a visual medium and writing a story as such will enhance any novel they are writing.
- Someone teachable and ready to take a serious look at their story. Some writers simply want someone to tell them that their story is perfect. That will not be the case here. While you may be on the right track, your story may have flaws that will need to be addressed to improve the story and improve your skill set.
- Writers who already have a general understanding of story fundamentals.
- A writer willing to invest financially in building their skillset. If you're not prepared to financially invest in yourself and in your writing, then this course is not for you. But if you are ready, then please join in!
IMPORTANT: You don't need a published book to attend. If you have written a manuscript of a novel and would like to learn how to adapt it to a screenplay, you are most welcome to join.
What You Will Learn
Book Adaptation To Screenplay Boot Camp will show you:
- How to capture a script reader or screenwriting judge's attention within the first page of your book adaptation screenplay
- What to write to engage script readers or screenwriting judges to continue reading
- How to craft a compelling opening from a character's point of view
- How to ensure the script reader or screenwriting judge is embedded into the story from the first sentences
- How to adapt your book from a manuscript format into a scriptwriting format
- Advice on dos and don't when adapting a book to a screenplay
- How writing your story in a visual screenplay medium will enhance your story no matter what manuscript, book, or novel format you intend to write
Book Adaptation To Screenplay Boot Camp will show you:
- The difference between novel & screenwriting
- How to prepare for your book adaptation
- Why you have Creative Freedom
- What is the story's essence
- Why and what to change
- The 10-page hook
- Story versus Plot
- Critical Elements of Screenwriting
- Techniques to adapt your novels to screenplays
- How to write poetry on the page
- What are cardinal sins?
- How to show internals in a script
- The elements of screenwriting
- Understanding Screenwriting Terms
- What to capitalize in a script
- How, when, and where to introduce characters
- How to be an expert in character intros
- Study of 4 Screenwriting Software
- Paid and Free Versions
- How to use Screenwriting Software
- How To Use Your Logline As A North Star
- What To Do With Your Book Adaptation
This Book Adaptation Boot Camp was run over 5 days last week. Only the recorded version is now available for this week only. At the end of this week, the recording option will close.
Live or Recorded?
The difference between the live and recorded version will be just that the live is you are there and can participate in any group discussions. On the recorded version, you get to view the full workshop plus see the group discussions. Of course, you can’t participate because you’re not there, but some of the discussions may help your own book adaptation.
If you have any questions afterwards, you can book into one of the group mentorship meetings.
The recorded option is only available for the next week at the price of £175. The course will then be included in our Author Training Courses at a price of £299.
Group Mentorships - only available with this booking - not available after the purchase!
These mentorship options are not to help you adapt your book!
You can select to join monthly group mentorship meetings to help you iron out any crinkles in your book adaptation. This is especially helpful to writers completely new to screenwriting. This would be a one-hour meeting for one booked session or one hour x three sessions over three months to give you time to adapt your novel to screenplay, and come to the mentorship meeting with any challenges you are facing. Places on the group mentorship meetings are limited to ensure all writers have the chance to discuss their book adaptation challenges.
Private 1-2-1 Mentorships
If you prefer not to read your work to the group or discuss your screenwriting issues, you can opt for private 1-2-1 monthly mentorship meetings instead. This would be a one-hour meeting for one booked session or one hour x three sessions over three months to give you time to adapt your novel to screenplay, and come to the mentorship meeting with any challenges you are facing.
IMPORTANT: As soon as you have made your payment, watch out for a confirmation email, which will give you the details to book your place on the boot camp. The second stage is needed to complete your booking and confirm your place! Watch for the email and watch your junk box in case it falls in there!