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Is your book ready?

Is your book what Hollywood is looking for? An exciting narrative with action, romance and a dash of humor? A moving drama with wonderful characters that actors would love to play? Now all you need is to get it noticed!
At our Book to Film Company, we specialize in creating the materials authors need to submit their books to Hollywood. How do we know what Hollywood wants? Because we are Writers Guild of America screenwriters with decades of Hollywood experience, and dozens of produced feature films to our credit.

We are the real deal.
And we have the inside info and insight into how things really work…
First off, know this:
NO ONE WILL JUST READ YOUR BOOK.
Shocking? Yes. True? Absolutely.


You ship your book off to an agent, a producer, a studio executive with a nice note… and if the package is even opened (some will not accept unsolicited material), your book will go to the bottom of a stack and sit there, unread. Producers and agents don’t have a lot of time. They don’t read a lot of books. Unless it’s a bestseller, or from a known author. Instead, they have readers who do it for them. But readers are busy too, and pick and choose.
How do they choose? A book has to grab them. Well, how does it do that if they haven’t read it… Catchy cover or title? Not likely. Instead, they look at the professional materials you submitted with the book. Because - as opposed to a 400 page novel - they will read your treatment and your pitch sheet. Don’t know what these are? Don’t worry, we’ll get to that. But let’s assume you have, and you sent them with the book. Now, if these grab them, chances are they will read your book.

As professional screenwriters, we know this to be true.
And more importantly, we know how to create these materials.


Our services include professional treatments and pitch sheets, as well as screenplay outlines and full script adaptations. Not sure if your book has film potential? We also offer book to film critiques which will assess your work’s potential, and give you advice and ideas on how to improve.

LET’S FIND OUT WHAT A TREATMENT IS

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TREATMENT

So what is a treatment? A treatment is a cross between a synopsis and an outline that shows exactly what your future screenplay will look like. It is a framework that presents the most cinematic version of your book, told in the three act structure used by all screenwriters, and recognized by all executives. It is the filmic version of your story that will let industry professionals see its Hollywood potential. This is why it is advised that treatments be written by professional writers, who know what producers are looking for and who can cast your narrative in the right structure and with its cinematic strong points highlighted.
Treatments are usually 10 to 12 pages long and are submitted alongside your book (and usually with an even shorter pitch sheet and logline – a sentence or two that captures your book – more about that later). The pitch sheet and treatment are what the producer, executive, director or agent will read first. The goal is to sell them on your material so that you have a shot at them actually reading the book. Without these your book will get put on the bottom of the stack and likely never looked at again. Sad, but true. Treatments can also be used to submit your book to important industry sites where producers go to ‘shop’ for material. A compelling treatment posted on a site like InkTip will draw inquiries from potential buyers. Treatments start at $2,000; custom quotes are based on the material.
What we will do:
  • A professional will read your book and match it to the screenwriter best suited for your genre.
  • The WGA screenwriter will adapt your work into the 10 to 12 page treatment that becomes the blueprint for your eventual screenplay
  • A pitch sheet along with logline can be created too
  • Your treatment + pitch sheet are now ready to accompany your novel on submissions to agents and producers. They can also be posted on sites like InkTip where producers go to look for new material. And while we do not agent, we certainly can advise!

PITCH SHEETS

The Pitch Sheet is the even shorter rendition of your book. The one page pitch sheet starts off with a logline, which is a one or two sentence encapsulation of its essence. A logline for the film “E.T.” for example might be ‘The story of a lonely, young boy who discovers a lost alien in his backyard, and by helping the creature to find its way home, learns the true meaning of friendship.” The pitch sheet then gives the narrative in just a few short, catchy paragraphs, again, giving the most cinematic rendition. The trick here is that less is more as these folks have little time and often short attention spans – so it is necessary to grab them with a strong hook. There is an art to writing a pitch sheet which is why we let the experts do it.
Pitch Sheets are INCLUDED with your Treatment. Have a treatment and need a Pitch Sheet? We can do for only $125.

BOOK TO FILM CRITIQUES

Not sure if your book is suited for the silver screen? We can also do a Book to Film Critique and assess its potential, its strength and weakness, and most importantly, lay out what would be the best way to adapt the material. Any changes we suggest do NOT have to be revised in the book but would be incorporated into a treatment should you wish to proceed. Critiques are $325

SCREENPLAY ADAPTATION

Ready to go the next step and have a screenwriter turn your book into a screenplay? Hire one of our produced writers and see your work transformed. We work with a pool of writers and so can match your material to someone versed and experience with the genre. Individual quotes based on the material; full screenplay adaptations start at $5,000. What we will do:
  • A professional will read your book and match it to the screenwriter best suited for your genre.
  • The WGA screenwriter will first create a three act outline and send to you for your input and approval
  • Upon approval, the screenwriter will turn your book into a screenplay, but take no credit and no participation. All rights remain with you.
  • Your script is now ready to submit to agents and studios!

OTHER SCREENWRITING SERVICES

Already have a script? Have us do a Screenplay Critique and get honest feedback on where you are, and what you need to do to improve it. We also offer rewrite services: have a professional polish your script and make it letter perfect and ready for submissions.
Contact Us for a Custom Quote

Why use us

We are the real deal. Your Hollywood insiders.

Why use ‘wannabes’ who have never even had a film produced?

Book to Film founder Ellen R. Green is a writer and producer with 25 years of experience, who has worked on dozens of motion picture projects for every major studio in Hollywood. She has put together a collective of screenwriters who themselves have extensive credits and are ready to create your book to film materials. These professionals are in a unique position to help you get your book ready for the silver screen.
And best of all, these writers are not looking to take credit for your work. Their names will not go on your material nor will they be looking for a cut or percentage in any deal you eventually make. You get the best of both worlds -- produced Hollywood screenwriters working ‘off the books’ at a low price with no credit and no participation in your paycheck and profits!
Films your Book To Film Screenwriters have worked on include The Thing, An American President, Homeward Bound, Gremlins II, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, The Seventh Sign, Three Wishes, SpaceCamp, Bless the Child, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Devil’s Highway, Tremors, Gulliver’s Travels, and more.

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Book to Film Critique
Not sure if your book has film potential? Let us do a comprehensive critique and assess its strengths and weakness, and outline what the film version would look like. $375.00.
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Treatment
Your 10-12 page treatment will be written for you by a produced screenwriter and be ready to use to submit your book to agents, producers and studio executives. Each treatment includes a Pitch Sheet. Prices start at $2,500.
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Screenplay Adaptations
Hire a WGA writer to adapt your book and do so at a fraction of what it would cost a studio or producer to do. Trump everyone else by submitting your book with a screenplay adaptation already completed. Full screenplay adaptations start at $5,000.00.
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Pitch Sheet
Already have a treatment and need a pitch sheet? No problem, we can do for just $125.00.
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Screenplay Critique
We will read your script and give you an analysis of where you are, what you need to improve and suggestions to take it to the next level. $325.00.
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