Navigating Adaptations

Webinars ~ Craft Series
Hosted By:
Kevin Nicklaus - Senior Vice President, Wolper (ProdCo @ Warner Bros.)

How do you take interesting stories that already exist as books or life histories and turn them into compelling scripts? Kevin Nicklaus 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
More about
Kevin Nicklaus
Senior Vice President
Wolper (ProdCo @ Warner Bros.)
Kevin Nicklaus is the Senior Vice President of Development at The Wolper Org., a historically significant television production company that has been responsible for over 500 films and won more than 150 awards, including two Oscars, 50 Emmys, seven Golden Globes, and five Peabodys. Kevin has been involved with projects for The History Channel (ROOTS – 2016), A&E (BATES MOTEL), TNT (THE MISTS OF AVALON, SALEM’S LOT), Showtime (PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT!), and CBS (HELTER SKELTER). Currently, The Wolper Org. has a studio deal at Warner Bros and focuses on drama series, mini-series, and movies for streaming. Other company credits include LA CONFIDENTIAL, MURDER IN THE FIRST, WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON, THE THORN BIRDS, and NORTH & SOUTH.
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