“Breaking the Book” with Michael Lucker on September 18th, 2022
Wanna turn your book into a movie? Now you can! But adaptation is a craft unto itself. Step one is: Breaking the Book. Distilling 400 single spaced pages into 100 double-spaced. What do you use? What do you lose? Join us for an hour of fun-filled discussion learning how to crack the spine on your novel and mine the essentials for turning it into a powerful, sellable, two-hour movie.
About Michael Lucker
Michael is a professional screenwriter and professor of screenwriting with twenty years experience writing for major studios and ten years lecturing at esteemed universities. He began his career writing and directing cable commercials while majoring in broadcasting and film at Boston University’s College of Communication. Soon after he landed in Los Angeles working in production for ABC, NBC, and CBS before taking a job as assistant to Steven Spielberg. He went onto work in creative affairs at Hollywood Pictures before embarking on a career as a screenwriter for Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Fox and Universal. He developed television series for Animal Planet, Cartoon Network, Travel Channel, History, Discovery, NBC, TBS, TNT, TLC, OWN, DIY, MSNBC and A&E. Recently, he served as consultant on the feature films Fear of Rain, A Wing and A Prayer, and The Curse of La Patasola. His latest effort, the thriller 10-56, is in development with RiotProof Entertainment. A renowned instructor in screenwriting, Michael serves as lecturer at University of North Georgia, advisor to the Georgia Film Academy, and founder of Screenwriter School.
His book on screenwriting, Crash! Boom! Bang! How to Write Action Movies, is available wherever books are sold.
$5 for members, $10 for guests, free tickets available*
12:00 Club leaders check-in
12:30 Welcome and networking with members & guests
1:00 p.m. Club Announcement
1:30 p.m. Member Spotlight
1:45 p.m. Featured Speaker
2:30 p.m. Book Sales & Networking
Tickets include admission to our online craft and marketing support groups, now meeting Thursdays. more info here.
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*Virginia Prentiss Equity Fund donors and emerging writers in need of a boost, please use the promo code ‘VP’ at checkout for a free ticket. Learn more.
Tess Caldwell is an ambitious, dedicated and enthusiastic undergraduate Media and Screen Studies student at Northeastern University. She also serves as the Web Editor for the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club.