The Business of Adaptations for Film and TV online seminar

Posted Tuesday 26 Sep 2023

The Business of Adaptations for Film and TV online seminar

You'll be glad to hear that this virtual event is at a very civilised hour for Kiwis, and, thanks to our affiliation with NYWIFT, WIFT NZ members get the NYWIFT member discount.

Agents, Hollywood producers, and publishers are always searching for the next great story, but not all writers start from scratch. Oftentimes, ideas come from the things we see, read, write and hear. The challenge for many is how to transition these materials from their original form of a book, article, and story into a full-fledged viable screenplay and adaptation material for another medium.

Savvy industry professionals love to leverage their time and efforts by capitalizing on a story that can be adapted into many forms. Learn from this experienced panel about ways to locate common sources for your story or script and the power and pitfalls of working with adaptations for your project.

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023

Time: 6 PM ET – 8 PM ET 11:00am – 1:00pm NZ Time

Cost: $15 for NYWIFT Members; $20 for Non-Members. Use the code NYWIFT10

Click here to register 

About the panelists:

  • Lane Shefter Bishop is a multi-award-winning producer/director who has received numerous accolades for her work including an  Emmy, six Telly Awards, a Videographer Award and many more.
  • Mark DeGasperi has been a writer, lecturer and professional story analyst in New York for many years.
  • Maria C. Miles is the founding partner of an entertainment law firm with offices in New York.
  • Kelly Thomas is an Associate Literary Agent with Serendipity Literary Agency and a Certified Copy Editor.
  • Jill Michelle Williams is a working television producer and writer who has created content for Broadcast Networks (NBC’s Biggest Loser), Streamers (HBO Max Ellen’s Next Great Designer), and Cable Networks (Lifetime’s Project Runway All Stars).
  • Jennifer S. Wilkov (Moderator) is a multi #1 international best-selling award-winning author, an award-winning freelance writer, and a respected book and business consultant.