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What is the best way to get my multiple part book series to the screen and/or to the premium television networks?
Answer: (Michele Wallerstein)
A published, or unpublished book may be submitted in much the same way as an original screenplay. The use of QUERY LETTERS to producers and agents is always good. The writer must make sure to write a clear and concise paragraph that describes the project without going into too much detail. Make sure the recipient of the letter has a way to reach you. In the event that you don’t hear back it is imperative that you wait about two (2) weeks and then follow up with a phone call.
The next idea is to attend PITCH FESTS where you will get the chance to tell your “story” to great connections in the Hollywood community. Be sure to practice your verbal, five (5) minute pitch, prior to attending these events. The agents and production companies in Hollywood are very open to new ideas and projects. They are always looking for good pieces and great new writers. Maybe yours will be the one they want!
Michele Wallerstein is a Screenplay & Novel & Career Consultant and author of “MIND YOUR BUSINESS: A Hollywood Literary Agent’s Guide To Your Writing Career“.
Web site: www.novelconsultant.com