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From page to screen: Selling and adapting a book for film/TV

Book-to-screen adaptations are having a moment, with international sensations Bonnie Garmus (Lessons in Chemistry) and Alice Oseman (Heartstopper) and home-grown talents such as Trent Dalton (Boy Swallows Universe), Jane Harper (The Dry, Force of Nature) and Holly Ringland (The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart). But the process of optioning your work and adapting it for film and television can be opaque, and opportunities are thin on the ground. As an author, how can you put your best foot forward?

Learn what goes on behind-the-scenes of book adaptations with Philippa Donovan, editor and book scout for film and TV. Philippa will share her valuable insights on:

Whether you’re a published author looking to sell film/TV rights or an aspiring author keen to learn how to make your work attractive to book scouts and producers, you’ll come away from this session with a comprehensive understanding of the book-to-film/TV process.

There will be time for questions.


A private link of the session recording will be provided to enrolled participants only and available for a limited period of 10 days. Once the viewing period has expired the recording will no longer be available to view. 

Handouts and slides will be provided to all registered participants if available.

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