Angela Lawrence, Sydney Australia asked:
I am a published author to a novel that received solid praise,and good reviews in Australia. I’m toying with the idea of pitching it as a movie – as feedback has been that it lends itself to a screenplay.
There’s little point in Australia, as film makers tends to be stuck in an Aussie genre that doesn’t apply to my work.
My questions to you are:
– What advice, if any, can you give me for pitching this in the US?
– Can i pitch using my book along with a synopsis – without writing a screen play?
I know it would be a difficult process, but would be grateful for any advice you can give me.
Warren Adler answered:
Hello Angela, thank you for your question.
If you decide to pitch in the US you must pitch it to a hollywood agent, of which there are many. You can simply write to studios and producers and get them interested in your book. You can pitch using the book/synopsis provided you pitch it to an agent with the connections to present your work to a producer. A screenplay is not necessary at that stage.