ATTENTION: Authors, Publishers and Book Marketers

Keri-Rae Barnum Rob Carpenter

Taking Your Book to the Big Screen

A Talk by Dr. Rob Carpenter and Keri-Rae Barnum

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About this Talk

Many authors dream of seeing their book brought to the big screen, hoping against hope that a producer somewhere will see their story and fall in love with it. But the reality is, there’s a lot of work that goes into piquing the interest of a producer enough that they want to option your book.

In this interview, Tara R. Alemany talks with Keri-Rae Barnum, Executive Director of New Shelves Books, and Dr. Rob Carpenter, bestselling author, filmmaker and creative entrepreneur, about what is involved in taking a book and making it attractive to a show or movie producer.

Listen in as Tara, Keri and Dr. Rob discuss:

  • Which types of books lend themselves best to the big screen.

  • Some of the lies, legends and misconceptions regarding breaking into Hollywood as an author.

  • How to pitch your book and to whom.

  • The three types of contracts you might be offered.

  • What happens next after you’ve optioned your book.

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October 14, 2022, 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

About The Speakers

Rob Carpenter

Dr. Rob Carpenter

Author, filmmaker and creative entrepreneur

Keri-Rae Barnum

Keri-Rae Barnum

Executive Director, New Shelves Books