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The Art of Adaptation: Turning Fact and Fiction Into Film

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Adaptations have long been a mainstay of Hollywood and the television networks. Indeed, most Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning films have been adaptations of novels, plays, or true-life stories. Linda Seger, author of two acclaimed books on scriptwriting, now offers a comprehensive handbook for screenwriters, producers, and directors who want to successfully transform fictional or factual material into film. Seger tells how to analyze source material to understand why some of it resists adaptation. She then gives practical methods for translating story, characters, themes, and style into film. A final section details essential information on how to adapt material and how to protect oneself legally

Linda Seger has been a script consultant since 1981, working with writers, directors, producers, and companies throughout the world, including Tony Bill, William Kelley, TriStar Pictures, and the New Zealand Film Commission. She has given seminars for ABC and CBS television networks, Embassy Television, the “MacGyver” series, and for producers and writers in Rome, London, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Dr. Seger is the author of Making a Good Script Great and Creating Unforgettable Characters.

Adaptations have long been a mainstay of Hollywood and the television networks. Indeed, most Academy Awardand Emmy Awardwinning films have been adaptations of novels, plays, or true-life stories. Linda Seger, author of two acclaimed books on scriptwriting, now offers a comprehensive handbook for screenwriters, producers, and directors who want to successfully transform fictional or factual material into film. Seger tells how to analyze source material to understand why some of it resists adaptation. She then gives practical methods for translating story, characters, themes, and style into film. A final section details essential information on how to adapt material and how to protect oneself legally.

"Once you have a piece of source material, adapting it for film seems simple. It isntas we have all learned. But it will be easier in the future, thanks to Linda Segers comprehensive and artful book."Stan Margulies, producer of Roots and Separate but Equal

"Linda Seger's book clearly and concisely offers a methodical and accessible study and guide to adaption for film and television."Marc. E. Plattt, president of Orion Pictures Productions

"A thorough how-to-adapt book for the beginning and experienced writer to guide and focus feelings and thoughts to get on with the writing."Malia Scotch Marmo, screenwriter, Once Around and Hook

"A great book. It answers every question that pertains to fictional or factual adaptations to film. It is thorough right down to where to find a lawyer if you need assistance in securing the rights to a story. An invaluable asset to a producer."Pat Finnegan, producer, Finnegan-Pinchuk Company

"The most useful book I've read on adaptation. Clear, concise, insightful."Cynthia Whitcomb, coauthor, I Know My First Name Is Steven; author, Selling Your Screenplay

"Should be required reading for anyone interested in adapting other material for the screen. Clear, thorough, and extremely helpful. I highly recommend it."Richard Zanuck, producer, Driving Miss Daisy and Jaws

Synopsis:

Adaptations have long been a mainstay of Hollywood and the television networks. Indeed, most Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning films have been adaptations of novels, plays, or true-life stories. Linda Seger, author of two acclaimed books on scriptwriting, now offers a comprehensive handbook for screenwriters, producers, and directors who want to successfully transform fictional or factual material into film. Seger tells how to analyze source material to understand why some of it resists adaptation. She then gives practical methods for translating story, characters, themes, and style into film. A final section details essential information on how to adapt material and how to protect oneself legally

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-228) and index.

About the Author

Linda Seger has been a script consultant since 1981, working with writers, directors, producers, and companies throughout the world, including Tony Bill, William Kelley, TriStar Pictures, and the New Zealand Film Commission. She has given seminars for ABC and CBS television networks, Embassy Television, the “MacGyver” series, and for producers and writers in Rome, London, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Dr. Seger is the author of Making a Good Script Great and Creating Unforgettable Characters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805016260
Author:
Seger, Linda
Publisher:
Holt McDougal
Author:
Seger, Linda
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Stage and screen
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
Publishing
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
Motion pictures and literature
Subject:
Film adaptations
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture plays -- Technique.
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video/Screenwriting
Subject:
Television - Screenwriting
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Televisi
Subject:
on/Screenwriting
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
19920231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.66 x 5.44 x 0.62 in

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