3 Book And Movie Deal by Author Jennifer Brody

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Film Courage: So your debut novel The Thirteenth Continuum sold and then at some point now you have a three-book deal (which that was the first book of the three) and it’s being turned into a film?

Jennifer Brody: Yeah, we’re working on that. So my background is that I used to work in Film and TV development. And actually before I even sold it to a publisher, I had producers that were working on it.

It has always had a lot of interest from a lot of producers. The first set of producers wanted to do it for TV and we were sort of working for them. But at a certain point they weren’t being super effective and we kind of felt like going more in the film direction, so I switched to a different producer and she’s been great. We’re working on packing it into a film. So they have a deal at Warner Brothers.

And then now we’re looking at writers and directors because in the environment of right now it really helps to have a package and to go in with a package and there are a couple of reasons why I think that’s good.

But one of them is that I don’t want to rush and do a bad version of the film. I’ve worked enough in Hollywood and worked on enough big book adaptations like LORD OF THE RINGS and THE GOLDEN COMPASS that I know it really matters how you put it together.

And also, it’s one thing just to option a book. You can do that but then there is something we call development hell where it just kind of gets stuck and it never gets made. So the more you have attached and the more you go in with, the more….(Watch the video on Youtube here).

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An Author’s Guide To Writing & Selling A Book Trilogy – Jennifer Brody


About Jennifer Brody:

Jennifer Brody’s award-winning novel The 13th Continuum sold to Turner Publishing in a 3-book deal and is being packaged into a feature film. The book is a Gold Medal Winner (Young Adult – Sci-Fi/Fantasy) from the Independent Publisher‘s Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Return of the Continuums and The United Continuums complete this epic trilogy. Born in St. Croix, USVI and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, she now lives and writes in LA.

Jennifer is a graduate of Harvard University, a creative writing instructor at the Writing Pad, and a volunteer mentor for the Young Storytellers Foundation. She founded and runs BookPod, a social media group for authors. She’s also a board member for the non-profit short story writing competitions the Roswell Award and the Tomorrow Prize.

After studying film at Harvard University, she began her career in Hollywood. Highlights include working for Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema, most notably on The Lord of the Rings films, The Golden Compass, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In 2008, she produced the feature film Make It Happen (starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Tessa Thompson) for The Weinstein Company. She is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

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Check out Jen Brody’s book The United Continuums: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 3



Check out Jen Brody’s book Return of the Continuums: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 2



Check out Jen Brody’s book The 13th Continuum: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 1


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BUY THE BOOKS – THE 13TH CONTINUUM: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 1


RETURN OF THE CONTINUUMS: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 2


The United Continuums: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 3



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