Q&A: Should I Adapt My Own Book Into a Screenplay
Established IP is always the perfect place for film and TV producers to find gems that need to be adapted for the screen.
The Fear That Freedom Can Bring
My mentality was "I’m a fucking great writer," though I had no proof of that. That was my first mistake.
Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Shouting from the Rooftops
One of the hardest things about publishing is soliciting an audience. Unless you happen to be famous, you’re going to have to put in a lot of work.
... I still could feel that cursed imposter syndrome setting up camp in my gut, a disruptive, loud-as-shit tenant, if there ever was one.
Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Publishing and Release
As appealing as it is, getting published traditionally comes at a price.
Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Directing on the Page
This is when things get real. You’re about to embark on the graphic novel equivalent of “Principal Photography.”
Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: The Script
Creating art takes time. With every additional page, the production schedule gets longer. And the longer it takes to produce, the longer it will be before you can bring your project to market.
Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel
During one pitch, we were asked if our screenplay was based on a graphic novel. The answer was no, but it had crossed our minds to adapt it in the opposite direction.
Why We're Doing Our Movie as a Play and Other Lessons in Rejecting Rejection
As the rejections racked up, we felt frustrated: How is no one seeing what we’re seeing? This is the right comedy for the right time ...
Unleash Your Inner Director: Writing Graphic Novels vs. Screenplays
Too many writers jump into projects without knowing what their role is as an artist.
Verge: Screenplay to Comic
But when you write a script, if it doesn’t get produced, it remains as just that. A template. A creative miscarriage.
John Pollono and the Small Engine That Could
"... the country right now is so fucking political and divided that the only safety you have is if you feel that the art is regurgitating your own opinions and political beliefs back at you. I find that incredibly boring."
One Night with Kemp Powers...
"I just want to put stuff out there that reminds people how we are not only interconnected, but we're codependent. And we won't accept that, like we actually kind of all need each other." - Kemp Powers
The Doubt of Adaptation
The first pass was—traumatic. I was re-reading every single word of my novel, dissecting where I could have written it better, second-guessing so many things. I had to stop that critic in my head just so I could get the work done.
I knew about 12 pt. Courier font, hiding exposition, keeping descriptions short ... but I had no idea how to write a middle grade memoir.