Film Independent’s Writers Salon brings together some of today’s top screenwriters to talk about a specific aspect of the craft in an intimate setting. We’re pleased to present a special virtual edition of this popular event which will cover adaptation – both of fiction and history – and the challenges each present, such as: How do you approach an adaptation and “break” a story? How faithful should you be? And, when adapting historical events, can you take liberties with the truth, including the use of composite characters?
Screenwriters Laeta Kalogridis (Cleopatra, Alita: Battle Angel, Shutter Island), Scott Neustadter (Daisy Jones & The Six, The Disaster Artist, 500 Days of Summer) and Kevin Willmott (Da 5 Bloods, BlacKkKlansman, Chi-Raq) will take part in the event.
The conversation will be moderated by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Robin Swicord, whose credits include the adaptations of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Matilda, and Little Women (1994). She also wrote and directed the adaptations of The Jane Austen Book Club and Wakefield.
Please note: This event is non-refundable – no credit or exchanges.
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