• A Primer on TV & Film Adaptation for Writers (Where the Rules Change Often) (Jeanne Veillette Bowerman on Jane Friedman's blog, 11-2-22) The elements of a great pitch package, logline, synopsis, treatments, the book, pitch deck. Do you need the screenplay written in advance?
• How Does a Book Get Adapted for TV or Film? (Chaya Bhuvaneswar, LitHub, 5-20-21) A Roundtable Conversation with Laura Van Den Berg, Daniel Torday, Melissa Scholes Young, and Stephanie Beard
• How Are Books Adapted for the Screen? Two Agents Demystify the Process (Sangeeta Mehta on Jane Friedman's blog, 8-10-22)
• What Hollywood Wants (and How to Give It to Them): Intellectual Property Adaptations (Ken Miyamoto, Screencraft, 4-5-22) What types of screenplays are most desirable in the eyes of Hollywood insiders and decision-makers?
• The best book-to-film adaptations ever, ranked (Marc Chacksfield, ShortList)
• How to Adapt Jane Austen, and Why It's So Hard to Get It Right (CNN, 8-7-22)
• The Best Movie Adaptations of TV Shows (IMDb)
• 31 Movies Based on Short Stories (Emily Temple, LitHub, 10-1-18) Or How to Turn a Nine-Page Story into a Feature Film
• 10 Best Movies You Didn't Know Were Originally Short Stories (Amber Nuyens, CBR, 5-14-22) Many great films have their origins in the short story medium.
• 10 Books You Should Still Read Even After Watching The Movie Adaptation Ajay Aravind, CBR aka Comic Book Review, 4-22-22) Though movie adaptations of books are exciting, they tend to leave out interesting information and moments.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Dune by Frank Herbert
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
• 10 Things The Game of Thrones Series Changed from the Books (Ajay Aravind, CBR.com, 5-3-22)
• 40 of Our All-Time Favorite Book-to-Movie Adaptations (Jeff Somers, BookBub, 4-22-21)
• 15 Must-See Book-to-Screen Adaptations Coming Out in 2022 (Melissa Flandreau, BookBub, 1-6-22)
• 29 Best Movies Based on Books That Are Actually Worth Watching (Anna Moeslein, Glamour, 5-19-21)
• 100 best movies based on books (Jacob Osborn, Stacker, 8-29-20)
• 50 movies that address the history of racism in America (Elona Neal, Stacker, 1-23-21)
• The 19 Best Movies Based on Books of All Time (R. Eric Thomas, Elle, 4-17-20)
• Lists of works of fiction made into feature films (Wikipedia)
---List of short fiction made into feature films (Wikipedia)
---List of plays adapted into feature films (Wikipedia)
---List of non-fiction works made into feature films (Wikipedia)
• 25 Best Movies Based on Books: Read It Then See It (Yen Cabag, TCK Publishing)