Adapting a novel

How Nick Hornby deals with the long road from script to film

It can take ages for a screenplay to become a film and of course a lot of times the production never happens. Nick Hornby, whose most recent adaptation is Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, deals with it by using the time in between to write his novels. An article written by Joe Berkowitz for points […]

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George RR Martin: Why having a great screenplay idea is only the first step

Have a great idea for a screenplay? Congratulations! You are one step closer to having a great screenplay…but only one step. No less an authority than George RR Martin, author of the saga, A Song of Ice and Fire, which includes¬†Game of Thrones,¬†testified to this in a recent interview in Rolling Stone magazine: “Ideas are […]

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Bob Gale on how to sell a spec screenplay

One more tip from Bob Gale (“Back to the Future”) from his interview in the March 2011 issue of the UK’s Writing Magazine: “…It is very difficult to sell original material to producers or studios because the financial risk they take is so enormous. These guys are much more likely to take on something that […]

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