Writing

How to Turn Your Book Into a Screenplay in 11 Steps

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 9, 2021 • 4 min read

Many Hollywood movie producers are on the lookout for new source material to turn into the next big feature film to hit the silver screen. The movie industry relies, in part, on book-to-film adaptations for its success, and movie studios are optioning the film rights to novels and memoirs at a breakneck pace. If you’re working on your novel-writing career, you might at some point adapt your own literary work into the screenplay for a film or TV series.