Ana Benitez & Danielle A Vann
Discover How to Get Your Book in Front of FIlm/TV Producers!
Have your readers told you that your book should be turned into a movie? Do you believe this opportunity is reserved for a lucky few?
The entertainment world has been changing. Years ago, the opportunity for a self-published author to be picked up for production was close to zero. Today, the way we consume media has radically changed, and Covid-19 has expedited streaming entertainment even more.
Here’s the good news: technology is opening opportunities for books of all genres. What we’ve seen in over 20 years in the entertainment business is that most authors don’t know what steps to take, nor how to prepare. The information we’ll provide will save you from making costly mistakes on your “book-to-screen” journey. And, it all starts with how producers want to see your work… as a Pitch Package.
Getting your book in front of producers and agents is never easy. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. But, understanding what you need to do and how to use technology to your benefit, finally gives you a shot.
Start building your author platform with the things that truly matter. We will demystify the book-to-screen journey so that you understand what elements are necessary to have in your toolbox and how to pull them together quickly.
We’ll walk you through the different sections that comprise a pitch package and how to build one. We’ll dive into why having a well-crafted logline and doing continuous promotion is key… whether an agent represents you or not.
More about Ana
Ana Benitez is co-founder of Storyrocket.com, a global site with 1000s of members from around the world where writers showcase their works to producers and agents. Ms. Benitez is a two-time Emmy Award-winning producer with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Ana is an international speaker at “best in class” events such as SXSW, BEA (Book Expo America), LIBER (Spain’s International Book Fair) and the Omni International Film Festival among others. She’s been honored by the City of Los Angeles for her contribution to the expansion of culture and entertainment. Ana has been featured in the Huffington Post, Miami Herald, Wayfairer Magazine, L.A. Biz, as well as in leading publications in Spanish language such as El Mundo and La Vaguardia. Ms. Benitez is an impassioned author advocate for the entertainment community and her mission is to help educate writers on how to get their stories seen by producers and agents.
More about Danielle
Danielle A. Vann is a nineteen-time international award-winning author, speaker, certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Certified Life Coach, and Mindfulness expert who is also known as “The Storyteller,” officially started her writing career at the tender age of seventeen inside a newsroom. Spending years as a scriptwriter, assignment editor, reporter, and evening/morning anchor, Danielle earned an Oklahoma Broadcast Education Associate award, an Associated Press Award, and an Emmy nomination.
While Danielle started her publishing career as a children’s picture book author, she is best known for her internationally award-winning Young Adult five-part series, The Whizbang Machine. Vann has received nineteen awards and was named to the prestigious Texas Library Association's Texas Bluebonnet longlist. She is also an inductee of the Texas Authors Institute of History.
Danielle has been featured numerous times on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, iHeartRadio, USA Network Radio, Sirius Radio, and nationally syndicated radio and podcasts around the United States and Canada. Her work has been featured in/on Foreword Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Story Monster Ink, Mansfield Magazine, Mansfield Now, at numerous book festivals including the Bologna Italy Book Festival, the Book Expo of America, and BookCon. Her work has even been featured in the White House and the Halls of Congress in D.C.
Vann is the co-host of Storyrocket Live on Facebook, where alongside two-time Emmy-award winner and Storyrocket President Ana Benitez, they teach authors the ins and outs of taking their work straight to Hollywood. You can also find her on Instagram each week, offering motivation to live your best life @getyourlifetogethergirl. Her latest book, “Get Your Life Together, Girl,” will be published soon.