Do you have the next True Blood or Sex in the City, The Notebook or Harry Potter? Some of the greatest movies and TV shows wouldn’t exist without the books they were based on. Many production companies are looking for already established IPs to adapt into film or a TV series. Your book could be one of them. Join author and screenwriter Tawny Stokes (owner of Fiction Pitch) as she helps you navigate the complicated road through pitching to production.
Tawny Stokes (aka Vivi Anna) is a NYT and USA Today Bestselling author and screenwriter. For the past three years, Tawny has been writing and pitching her own screenplays to industry professionals, and learned the hard way that access is key. It’s one thing to have a great project, but if you can’t get it in front of anyone it doesn’t matter.
Through her association with hundreds of amazing authors, both traditionally published as well as independently published, she noticed how many great stories there were out there that were ready made to be adapted into feature films or TV shows. Again, she noticed an access issue. Why weren’t these great stories being found? It was usually the BIG books published by traditional New York publishers that were being optioned. Books that hit the NYT lists, books with huge sales in the multi-millions, books with a lot of promotion behind them (The Hunger Games, Gone Girl, 50 Shades of Grey).
During her research, Tawny discovered there were book/film scouts working for the big studios and the big publishers, taking the BIG books right out of the gate to producers for option. Where was the book/film scout for indie publishers and for indie producers? There isn’t one. Tawny found there was a huge gap between independent authors and independent industry professionals. So, she decided to build a bridge with FICTION PITCH.
Now ANY author, indie, traditionally pubbed or hybrid, has an opportunity for their books to be seen. And ANY industry professional, independent producer, mid-level executive, agent, manager, actor, actress, has an opportunity to discover their next box office or TV success story.
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