Luncheon: Adapting Novels into Screenplays

From Page To Screen:
Adapting novels into screenplays

MWA SoCal Luncheon
Tam O’Shanter

Sunday, May 22 – Noon

(doors open at 11:30)


Join us for this discussion of the unique skills required and the pitfalls encountered as writers adapt material previously written for another medium for the screen, big and small.


Terrill Lee Lankford has written many feature screenplays as well as Amazon’s Bosch, adapted from the Michael Connelly novels. Terrill Lee Lankford photo
Writer Jordan Harper (The Mentalist, Gotham) sold his first novel and also the screen rights. He is currently adapting If All Roads Were Blind for the screen. JOrdan Harper
Screenwriter Elissa Matsueda adapted the non-fiction story Spare Parts for the screen and is currently at work on more projects for Lion’s Gate entertainment. Elissa Matsueda
Novelist Richard Lange adapted his own novel, Angel Baby, for the screen and lived through all the promise and let down an adaptation can often bring. Richard Lange photo
Moderator Eric Beetner is the author of more than a dozen novels. He lives in Los Angeles where he co-hosts the Noir At The Bar reading series and serves as MWA SoCal’s Treasurer. EricBeetner



2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles

Valet or street parking available.

You will place your food order at the Tam. No need to preorder.
The menu choices will include their famous Prime Rib, plus vegetarian and gluten-free options.