Don't just dream about it—take action. If you're determined to turn your book into a movie or television series, a screenplay is the first step to production!
A screenplay is a fully developed script that television and movie producers can use to determine if an adaptation of your book is something they want to produce. With a professionally adapted screenplay, you will let Hollywood know you're serious about breaking into the entertainment business.
Once your Hollywood Producer's Pick is complete, we will submit your work to our first-look Hollywood partner, 5 More Minutes, who will review your work as a potential adaptation for film and television. 5 More Minutes is a full-service production shingle run by veteran Hollywood executive John Sacchi. Their ongoing projects include the film adaptations of the New York Times bestselling books, Dork Diaries and Rogues Gallery.
HOW IT WORKS:
- A screenwriter will complete a screenplay based on your approved Hollywood Treatment.
- Screenplay elements will include character dialogue and detailed action of the story and will be written using industry-standard formatting and software.
- Once your screenplay is prepared, it will be considered first by 5 More Minutes.
- If 5 More Minutes is interested in working with you, they will contact you directly and explain their plan of action to gauge your interest.
- Your screenplay will be added into our exclusive Hollywood Database where it will be accessible to directors, producers, actors, and agents.
- The screenwriter waives all rights to your screenplay, so you maintain full ownership of your story. You could even produce the film yourself using your professional script adaptation!
Please Note: Hollywood Director's Cut is a prerequisite for Hollywood Producer's Pick. Please speak with a Marketing Consultant if you have not yet purchased our Hollywood Director’s Cut service for your book. Please do not attempt to contact 5 More Minutes directly or your project will immediately be removed from consideration.
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About 5 More Minutes
5 More Minutes is a full-service production shingle run by veteran Hollywood executive John Sacchi. Sacchi has spent over two decades in the entertainment industry. Before founding 5 More Minutes, Sacchi spent 15 years as a senior production and development executive at Lionsgate Films where he oversaw films including Confidence, Employee of the Month, They Came Together, My Bloody Valentine, The Possession, Killers, The Last Stand, Addicted, Conan the Barbarian, Punisher, My Best Friend’s Girl, Pride, and Akeelah and the Bee. Some of the current projects 5 More Minutes is developing include an English language remake of Instructions not Included, directed by Anne Fletcher for Lionsgate; Vanish Man directed by Lee Toland Krieger and co-produced for 21 Laps and Lionsgate; Dork Diaries, which is based on the New York Times bestselling children's book series and produced for Lionsgate; and the New York Times bestselling author's Rogues Gallery, which is being produced for Lionsgate Television.
GETTING STARTED | HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER’S PICK
Impress television and film's industry experts with a fully-developed screenplay based on your book’s story.