Sep 25 — 27, 2020
Los Angeles Convention Center
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Books… They’re like movies that haven’t been made yet. What is Film/TV Optioning And How Do I Do It?

Saturday @ 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm

Join established authors, illustrators and film & TV professionals to discuss the ins & outs of optioning books for film & television.


5:30 pm - 6:20 pm


New Media, Film, Television, Literature
Panel Type
Panel Discussion, Educational
R.S. Mellette
Moderator Qualifications
R.S. Mellette has written, directed, designed and acted in theatre, film and television for over 30 years. His credits in various jobs include XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, NUTTY PROFESSOR II: THE KLUMPS, BLUE CRUSH, and his own JACKS OR BETTER, which won Dances With Films Best Screenplay award in 2000. He has been working with the festival ever since. His Tween Sci-Fi novel series, BILLY BOBBLE MAKES A MAGIC WAND, from Elephant Bookshelf Press is available on Amazon. Look for his latest Sci-Fi adventure, DARK STAR WARRIOR: The Morian Treasure, in 2020.
Panelists (one per line)
Sarah Maizes, VP Family & Kids Entertainment, The Jim Henson Co. Drew Tolman, Animation Art Director / Producer Randy Greenberg, Producer Ruthie Briggs-Greenberg - Author Henry Lien - Author M.G. Hennessey - Author
Panel Availability *Please select the available days for your panel (Please note: Selecting “Any Day” will increase the likelihood of your panel being approved due to flexibility of scheduling)
Any Day
Panel Length
75 Minutes
Expected Attendance
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