SoCal MWA Presents: From Page to Screen — Adapting Novels Into Screenplays


Sunday, May 22, Noon
(Doors open at 11:30)

Open to the Public, but SoCal MWA members get a discount

Terrill Lee Lankford
Jordan Harper
Elissa Matsueda
Richard Lange

Moderated by Eric Beetner

Join SoCal MWA for a discussion of the unique skills required, and the pitfalls awaiting, as writers adapt material, previously written for another medium, to 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


Jordan Harper writer-producer of such shows as The Mentalistand Gotham, sold his first novel, If All Roads Were Blind, and also the screen rights. He is currently adapting it for the screen.


Elissa Matsueda  adapted the non-fiction story “Spare Parts” for the screen and is currently writing other projects for Lion’s Gate entertainment.



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.


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.

2980 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles 90039

Paid valet or free street parking available

You will place your food order at the Tam.
No need to pre-order.

The menu choices will include their famous Prime Rib,
plus chicken or fish, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Members $20
Non-members $30

You may pay at the door by cash or check, but PayPal is preferred.

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