SSP029 Adapting a Story for Film and TV

Released On: August 22, 2018

It’s the dream of many authors to see their work translated into a movie or TV. But there are several considerations an author must make when deciding whether their work is ready for adaptation. We’ve been at the adaptation process for several of our stories, and, today, we share what we’ve learned and what to consider if you’re in the position to have your work cross into film and television.

We talk about:

Being aware of what’s on the market right now.
Understanding what adaptation format fits your story.
The origin and adaptation of the Invasion series.
Crafting a pilot episode.
What might hold authors back from adapting their work.
Being a custodian of your art, and when to say “no.”
Considering adaptation during pre-production.

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