A primer for writers on how to get their book, story, or idea sold, adapted, and produced in Hollywooddiv div Every author wants to see his story on the screen. A movie based on the author's work is the pinnacle of commercial success, bringing authors to fame and fortune, and book sales to otherwise unattainable heights. Eight of the top ten biggest-grossing films of all time are adaptations, and the world's top-earning authors all have heavy film involvement.Yet there is no book to guide authors to this promised land.Marlow fills this gap, showingwriters how to navigate the path fromstory through adaptation to the often bafflingworld of Hollywood deal-making. Far from being yet another general book on screenwriting, this book specifically addresses the process from the non-screenwriting storyteller's point of view. As a novelist, screenwriter, and script consultant, Marlow is uniquely qualified to show: ul liTen things Hollywood looks for in any screenplay or source materialli liSeven structural elements every screen story should haveli liHow to evaluate existing stories for adaptation potentialli liTools of the tradeli liWhy having both a book and a screenplay increases the chances of selling bothli liHow to make astory film-friendlyli liHow adaptation rights and screenplays are soldli liHow to pitch a story in ten seconds.li
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St. Martin's Griffin
December 11, 2012
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