Are you more of a book person, or a movie person? When you hear about a new movie coming out, do you read the book first? Or, when a new book comes out, do you say to yourself “I’ll wait until they make it into a movie”?
Writing and filmmaking are two very different art forms, and the interplay between them can make a great movie from a terrible book, or an awful movie from a wonderful book. We want to explore the journey from book to movie and talk about what’s lost (or gained) in translation.
Lise Quintana is the head of Zoetic Press. She’s got an MFA from Antioch University, and has had work published in Drunk Monkeys, Red Fez, SLAB, The Weekenders, Extract(s), Role Reboot, Instant Magazine, and a bunch of other places she can’t remember because she’s just not that organized. She would always rather read the book. She got to pick the name of the podcast.
Kevin Sharp is a native of Japan and New Mexico who currently lives in Northern California. Besides his screenwriting work, his prose has appeared online on The Weeklings, 100 Word Story, and Fiction Attic Press; and in print in The First Line journal, Bookmarks magazine, and the anthology Nothing Short Of… While he has technically grown up, Kevin has yet to outgrow Looney Tunes, The Price is Right, or comic books. Deep down, he still thinks that working with apes would be the best job in the world. Find out more at www.kevinsharpwriter.com