Turning a Book Into a Movie Process

Published: 18th May 2012
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A good number of people today want to see their most loved books turned into movies. But a lot of times what we donít realize is that the author has no control over whether their novel is produced into a motion picture. The task of a book turning into a movie is effectively out of the writerís control.

So how do we get to see our favorite books as movies?

Often before the film rights for a novel are purchased, the book is optioned by a production company. This means just as it appears. The production company buys the possibility to obtain the movie rights to a novel for an arranged cost. This is sold with a time stipulation made at the time the options are purchased, but customarily an option can last approximately 1-3 years before it runs out and the movie rights to that book are on the market for purchase by another production company once more.

However, keep in mind that just because a novel is optioned it doesnít mean it will be transformed into a movie without a doubt. Upon the options being bought, the production company will look at the possible audience plus the expenses, and they will identify if it seems as if it might be profitable for them to go forward with the production endeavor for the book.

Various novels are so demanded by multiple producers that prior to a future intended auction among them, one production company will make a preemptive offer for the rights to the movie. Ordinarily this offer is so generous that it would be ridiculous to pass it up, so the deal is accepted and preempts the auction from taking place at all.

Regardless if a book is optioned beforehand, the next stage in the endeavor is for a producer to attain the film rights to the story. Now and again for more well known novels a bidding war with companies can potentially ensue.

Shortly after the movie rights are sold, the project enters the development process. At this time a screenplay writer is contracted to adjust the book to a motion picture script. This is a crucial period in the journey mainly because how effectively the writer can turn the story into a screenplay can make or break how similar the movie is to the novel. After the script is agreed upon by the production company, a director is appointed to re-write any needed adjustments to the script until it's approved for recording. Also during the development step a specified budget is calculated for the additional stages of production.

Once the cost range and script are resolved, the film enters the pre-production step. Throughout the pre-production state the production company is on the search for designers, different producers, cast, crew, and everybody else needed to bring the story to life. Potential places for filming are reserved and storyboards are drafted to help during the creation phase.

Once everyone is recruited, places are scouted, and all the kinks figured out legally and conceptually, it is time for filming to begin. Everyone comes together to be certain that the book is filmed in the nicest way feasible.

Soon after filming is concluded the movie makes its way into the post-production stage. While in this part of the process scenes are straightened out and arranged into the right order. Editors add audio-visual effects. At this stage clips are re-done if problems are encountered throughout editing or various other shots are important for the plot. As soon as the additional attributes created in the course of editing are included in the film, we've got the final cut, also known as the master. Next any needed color editing is made and music is inserted. Once the film is agreed upon by a private screening, the master is closed and duplicated in order to make it ready for reproduction and distribution of our books as movies.

If you love watching your favorite books as movies then visit the Books as Movies news blog at http://booksasmovies.com for the latest details on new and upcoming books being turned into movies.

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