[Craft Series] Navigating Adaptations

Kevin Nicklaus
Vice President of Development & Production
The Wolper Org.

How do you take interesting stories that already exist as books or life histories and turn them into compelling scripts? Kevin Nicklaus (Vice President of Development & Production, The Wolper Org.) is back by popular demand to help you figure out how to adapt a story for film. Many people want to tell a story from their own life or from that of a historical figure but don't know how much or how little to tell. Sometimes you loved the story in a book but the freedom feels restricted when adapting to a script. Kevin is going to give tips and techniques to keep in mind when adapting stories of any kind!

This 90-min. Webinar Will Cover:

  • The importance of thematic unity
  • The difference between being true to fact and true to the story
  • How to properly adapt a story from your life
  • The correct format that your adaptation will fit in

About Your Host

Kevin Nicklaus is the Senior Vice President of Development at The Wolper Organization, which has been responsible for over 500 films, and won more than 150 awards, including two Oscars, 50 Emmys, seven Golden Globes, five Peabody’s, and recognition and retrospectives from Cannes and other respected international film festivals. Kevin has been involved in many high-profile projects, including the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated TV Miniseries remake of ROOTS (2016) for The History Channel, A&E’s hit show BATES MOTEL, the multiple Emmy-nominated miniseries THE MISTS OF AVALON (TNT) starring Anjelica Huston, Julianna Margulies and Joan Allen, and the Emmy-nominated Doc special PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! for Showtime. He was also involved in earlier mini-series such as SALEM'S LOT (TNT) and HELTER SKELTER (CBS).

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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