Book to Box Office
It’s any ambitious author’s dream to have his or her novel optioned for adaptation into a feature film. When the writer’s words become electric, so – of course – might the bank account, the personal profile and the advance on the next novel.
But making books into movies involves another sort of magic and another sort of magician – the screenwriter.
Book to Box Office explores the shadowy world where the words become pictures – where novels are trimmed, changed, reshuffled and bent into the shapes of feature films. We meet authors (Alan Duff, Jenny Patrick, Tessa Duder) who saw their work reworked … and screenwriters (Ian Mune, Ken Catran, Riwia Brown) who made the books into films. Some were highly successful – but what happens when the marriage between writer and screenwriter goes bad?
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Producer: Colin Hogg
Exec producer: Andrea Lamb
Network exec: Philippa Mossman
Director: John Callen
Researchers: Kirsten Warner, Louise Callen
Online Editor: Norm Skipp
Offline Editor: Margaret Kelly
Line producer: Kate Cresswell
Production Assistant: Gayle Hogan
DOP: Rewa Harre
Audio Post: Terry Murphy
Sound: Deb Frame, Scott George, Dale Nelson
Graphics: Louis Hyman
Financial Controller: Glenda Paterson
Funded by: TVNZ