Adaptations can be a tricky business. Whether it’s a book to script, ‘based on a true story’, ‘inspired by’ or a ‘written by’ project, guaranteed that none of these scenarios will be straight forward.
What are the specific pitfalls and perils of adapting a book, comic book, life story, or pre-existing movie or television show? In this session, Deborah Moggach – who has both adapted (Pride & Prejudice) and been adapted (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Marcy Kahan (War and Peace, The Wizard of Oz) and Hugh Stoddart (To the Lighthouse, We Think the World of You) will discuss their own experiences in:
- Establishing and maintaining a relationship with the original writer (or the estate of)
- Life rights and how to acquire them
- Public domain – adapting the classics
- You’ve got the rights, dotted the t’s and crossed the i’s – what next?
- What to cut and what to keep.
- What are the common mistakes and tricks of the trade that you should learn now?
Come to this essential session to learn shortcuts, tricks and strategies that could save you valuable time and potentially much stress and heartache before you disappear down the rabbit hole of your own adaptation project.
Appearing in this session
Credits include: Pride & Prejudice, Tulip Fever
Credits include: We Think the World of You, Remembrance
Credits include: War and Peace, The Wizard of Oz, Antonia & Jane
Credits include Sam Jackson's Secret Video Diary