Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Take a Story from Page to Screen

Find out from screenwriter, director, producer and publisher how to transform a story from page screen.

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Have you ever thought, “My book would make a great movie, but I have no idea where to start?” Join Scott D. Roberts, novelist, screenwriter, producer, actor and director, as he teaches the elements of taking a story from page to screen. Roberts is presenting June 20, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as part of the CaliforniaWriters Club (Sacramento Branch) at Cattlemen’s Restaurant in Rancho Cordova (located near I-50 and Hazel Ave.).

Join Roberts as he discusses:

  • How to sell your book for acquisition
  • Methodologies to adapt a book for screen
  • Unique ways to write captivating and winning “log lines” that attract agents and producers
  • Where and how to find an agent by overcoming the Catch-22
  • Understanding the buying process and knowing the difference between an option or a purchase
  • Insider tips and tricks to getting to know the “right” contacts and people
A 25-year veteran of the film and television business, Roberts has worked in almost every role, from assistant to talent agent, actor, writer, producer and director. He has written over 50 screenplays and TV shows and has had projects optioned and/or developed by New Line, Warner Brothers, Paramount, MGM, EUE/Screen Gems and Columbia. With experience appearing on national TV and radio including MSNBC and Fox News, and more. His latest endeavor was co-writing an episode of “Survivor’s Remorse” for the Starz network.

Roberts is the author of the award-winning novel, Vengeance Is Now, placing as finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards and twice-named “Best in New Fiction” for 2013. He is writer, producer, and co-director of the international award-winning documentary, Gas Hole, narrated by Peter Gallagher. Gas Hole 2 is soon to be filmed. Roberts is also co-writing the book, The Making of Gas Hole: From Death Threats to a Call From The White House, due out in 2016. Roberts looks forward to sharing the second story in his Tate Holloway series, Hidden Agenda.

As president of 3L Publishing (3LPublishing.com; contact, info at 3LPublishing dot com), Roberts coaches authors on their books and screenplays. He is also a professional ghostwriter and executive editor. For more information about the event, which is open to the public, visit http://www.cwcsacramentowriters.org/.

3L Publishing is a domestic and global publishing house. We offer both traditional and hybrid full-service publishing. We specialize in working with first-time and emerging authors. Our company mission is to strive for excellence in every aspect of publishing, from writing to editing, and from illustrations to graphics. For more information, visit the website at www.3LPublishing.com or call 916-300-8012 or send an email to info@3LPublishing.com.

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