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Authors Answer 148 – Selling Your Book’s Film Rights

And the first time anyone suggests whitewashing or straightwashing is an instant no.

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Popular books are most likely to be filmed. Lord of the Rings became arguably some of the best film adaptations. The Hobbit is another matter. Jurassic Park became a fun action and special effects movie, but lost the intelligence of the book. When authors sell the film rights to their books, they have to consider who’s going to make the movie and how closely they’ll adhere to the original story of the book. Do it for money, or do it for the integrity of the story? This week’s question was asked by C E Aylett.

Question 148 – Given the opportunity, would you sell film rights to your book without question or risk waiting for the right production team to come along later down the line, even if there were no other offers on the table?

H. Anthe Davis

I would certainly want to wait for the right production team…

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Authors Answer 55 – Our Characters on Screen

Here’s one I hadn’t ever thought about before.

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We’ve made it big! We have a movie or TV contract signed, and we’re looking for actors to play our characters. In reality, the author probably has little say in who acts as their characters, but we do have our favourites. So, who would we choose?

320px-Modern-ftn-pen-cursiveQuestion 55 – If one of your stories were going to be made into a movie or TV series, who would you like to act as one of your main characters?

H. Anthe Davis

Oh man…  I’ve tried to fan-cast my own work many, many times, and have spent days paging through actor lists in search of people who look right, but it’s so dang difficult to appease myself.  A lot of the actors are too old to play my late-teens, or appeal to me by their personality but don’t fit the described look of the character, or could be perfect except they apparently…

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