From Page to Screen: Adapting Books for Film and Television


From Page to Screen: Adapting Books for Film and Television


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Saturday, November 10, 2018
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Classroom A
Northwest Film Center (934 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205)
$75.00 (tuition includes admission to the festival)
taught by Randall Jahnson/ class size limited to 15

Please note if you register for a Portland Book Festival workshop AFTER 10:00 A.M. Friday, November 9, you will need to show proof of payment before you pick up your wristband at the Northwest Film Center.  All workshop students can pick up their wristbands at the Northwest Film Center any time after 9:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10.  

Novels, short stories, comics, and non-fiction all present unique challenges to screenwriters seeking to adapt them into successful scripts for theatrical films and streaming series. Must the screenwriter be loyal to the novelist? How can a 19th-century work of literature be translated into a modern visual medium? Join screenwriter Randall Jahnson for a frank discussion about the adaptation process.

Randall Jahnson has been a professional screenwriter for 33 years. Among his credits are “Dudes,” “The Doors,” “The Mask of Zorro,” “Sunset Strip,” and episodes of “Tales from the Crypt.” He also wrote the award-winning epic Western video game, “Gun.” He teaches screenwriting at the Northwest Film Center.