Does your book have movie or mini-series potential?

Learn from authors who have sold and a producer who buys at the 805 Writers' Conference May 20

Does your book have movie or mini-series potential?


Streaming has upset the way movies and series are made.

Producers are looking for new content and their first resource is BOOKS.

Learn from authors who have sold books for development and a producer who buys books for movies or mini-series.

These are the glory days for movies—huge international audiences and streaming 24/7 across th e web.Studios—producers—networks—all are looking for a hit, a story that touches people or informs.

And it’s not just fiction. Memoirs are a top priority along with narrative nonfiction books.

Attend this session and learn how the authors got their deals and what a producer looks for in material to option.

Books to Screen—how is it done?
a panel with author/reporter Peter Lance, bestselling author Cindy Byrd, and producer/director Craig Anderson, and moderator Kathleen Kaiser.
Look at how many books are becoming series that win the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Oscars. With hundreds of outlets broadcasting and streaming shows, series, and movies 24/7, the search for content is scooping up books and creating an additional outlet for authors. The panel will discuss the current state of books to screen through the perspective of an author whose work has been adapted; an agent who negotiated the deal that became the recent mini-series WACO, and a producer/director who has turned a number of books into screen or stage productions. Among the topics they will discuss will be what kind of books are currently being optioned and the process for adaptation of a book to a screenplay.

Peter Lance is an Emmy award-winning journalist turned author and screenwriter. His first novel, FIRST DEGREE BURN, became a national best-seller. His research into 9/11 took him around the world and became a trilogy that is now being adapted into a 10-part series.

Cathy Bird is the bestselling author of THE BOY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, which is going into production by 20th Century Fox and producer DeVon Franklin.

Craig Anderson has produced over fifteen books to screen projects over the last twenty years for both broadcast and cable networks.

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“For density of useful information, this is one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. I gained perspective, tricks of the trade, how-to’s, and useful references for later learning on my own. I also met professionals I now can followup with in my writing. I was very glad that I arranged to attend both days.” 
–S. Krietzer, Camarillo, CA
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