I came across this article in The Chronicle of Higher Education and thought I’d forward it on to you.

As many of you know, I was a screen-writer in my former life, so I can really relate to this piece.

I was working in the indie world, and, since we’d arranged our own financing, my first professional writing gig was made into a finished film.

We sold it to a number of foreign TV markets, and landed several domestic DVD deals.

Yes, this was a “straight-to-video” project—domestically, at least.

But at least we got it made, and then got it out there.

To get a film or TV project made, you need to have three ingredients:

1. Material to develop
2. Access to distribution
3. Financing (money)

In my case, we had all three. But if you’ve written a book, you’ve got number one above covered, too.

That means all you need is numbers two and three, and you’re good to go.

Not an easy task, but one that our colleagues at Voyage Media have got pretty well covered.

This week, we’re featuring their presentation “Bringing Your Book to Screen: An Author’s Toolkit for Thriving in Hollywood.”

You can register for an upcoming presentation here.

FYI, this presentation isn’t just for fiction writers: it’s also for folks who have nonfiction projects, too.

In fact, several of the options that have come out of this program so far have been for our clients with nonfiction titles.

Check it out at a time that works for you!

My best,


Grael Norton
Wheatmark, Inc.

PS: As the article shows, an option is only the beginning of the process. Still, you’re one very big step closer to actually getting a project made!