Welcome to this three-part miniseriesĀ  about the book-to-movie process. Contrary to what I mentioned in the recording, the next two will be published this week! šŸ™‚

I’ll be sharing some of what I learned when my memoir,Ā Pieces of Me:Ā Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters became Stolen By Their FatherĀ on Lifetime Television, and mistakes I made and nearly made. I’ll answer questions some of you have asked, relying on my experience and my research that included speaking with a screenwriter, a producer, an author-turned screenwriter, and an author who signed too many rights away when optioning her memoir.





In today’s minisode, you will learn:

*My journey from memoir to movie.
* That film rights are intellectual property that you may decide not to include in your contract with a publisher.
* That authors benefit by having a film or literary agent in their corner when considering optioning their books.

Extra Resources




Fabulous round table with writing and film experts on Lit Hub- https://lithub.com/literary-roundtable-how-does-a-book-get-adapted-for-tv-or-film/

Susan Joyce, author at https://susanjoycejourneys.com/

Susan recommends:

Masterclass https://www.masterclass.com/classes/shonda-rhimes-teaches-writing-for-television

Stage 32, a public forum.

Writer friends, do you want to sign up for my masterclass, The Three Mistakes New Authors Make and the Mindset Shifts to Fix them?

May 4th, sign up HEREĀ  3PM Alaska time/4PM Pacific Standard Time, 7PM Eastern Standard Time

May 5th, sign up HERE 3PM Alaska time/4PM Pacific Standard Time, 7PM Eastern Standard Time

Lizbeth Meredith is an author, speaker, and online teacher. She holds a master’s degree in psychology, and enjoyed a career serving domestic abuse victims, then worked as a child abuse investigator, and finally, twenty years as a juvenile probation supervisor.

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