How do you Adapt Books for the Stage or Screen?

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Jacqueline Woodson has recently adapted her award-winning book LOCOMOTION for the Kennedy Center stage (the show premieres on October 23rd).  In a piece she wrote for The Huffington Post, she talks about the inspiration for the story and how she adapted it for the stage.  Earlier this summer, I worked on a film “Capture the Flag,” …

Books to Film: No Hard and Fast Rules

In What's the Buzz by Liz Bury

By Liz Bury The heyday of huge film deals being made for books may be over, but, there’s still big money on the table for the right kind of story. Deals are being done, however the sums are often more conservative than they were during the boom years. “The money is less,” said Josie Freedman of ICM, as part of …

What Novels Would You Like to See Adapted to Film?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story Rebecca Chace describes her experience adapting her screenplay Capture the Flag into a novel and then again into a short film. This prompts today’s discussion question: Which books would you like to see adapted to film? If you have a great suggestion, then let us know in the comments. I’ll start us off: …