Author of 200+ Books and 18 Feature Films Launches Courses on Turning Your Book or Screenplay into a Film or a Class
Having written and published more than 200 books, more than 50 with traditional publishers, and written and produced 18 feature films and documentaries, and adapted dozens of books into films for other writers and herself, author Gini Graham Scott decided to share his knowledge with a series of books and courses. To that end, she wrote two books and turned them into lessons: Turn your book or screenplay into a movie and Turn your book into a lesson.
Besides sharing this invaluable information on how to do it, the courses feature a unique approach of combining storytelling with photos or video and music, so the course feels like a short documentary film. This is an especially ideal approach for book authors who may not be public speakers, as they can hire a narrator or use AI to turn their book into storytelling.
Although the books are available for purchase on Amazon, the courses offer additional benefits, including advice and coaching and a review of certain materials written by the author, so a $47 course has a $325 value. Classes are offered by Sam Cart at the following links.
Turn your book or screenplay into a movie
Turn your book into a lesson
If you want to learn more about the books and the courses based on them, here are the book descriptions on Amazon for both books:
Turn your book or screenplay into a movie provides the key steps to turn your book or screenplay into a movie. Part I deals with evaluating whether to turn your book or screenplay into a film or series of films. Then Part II deals with how to develop a film from your book or screenplay and pitch it to producers and film agents. The chapters cover these topics:
- Evaluate the film or series potential of your book or screenplay
- Some examples of book-film evaluation
- Use your book or movie rating as a guide
- Create a logline and synopsis
- Create a treatment
- Creation of a show bible
- Create a Sizzle Reel
- Writing a script or sample script
- Pitch your film to producers and agents
- Raise funds through sponsors and investors to produce your own film
The Amazon link is: https://www.amazon.com/Turn-Your-Book-Script-into/dp/1956503129
Turn your book into a lesson provides a step-by-step guide to creating a lesson using voice-over narration, along with photos and video clips to illustrate what you’re saying. It outlines these key steps, which you can perform yourself or hire professionals as needed.
- Decide which chapters to include in your course,
- Creation of an introductory preview and a free preview,
- Transform the chapters of your book into a storytelling scenario,
- Select photos or video clips to accompany the narration,
- Record the narration yourself or use a narrator,
- Selecting the music for your video,
- Creation of PDF and JPG of other course materials,
- Combine files from each lesson into one video
Then you are ready to set up your course on a dedicated course platform or on your website and start marketing it to enroll students.
The Amazon link is: https://www.amazon.com/Turn-Your-Course-Step-Step/dp/B09LGW589S
The author of these books and courses, GINI GRAHAM SCOTT, PhD, JD, is a nationally recognized writer, consultant, speaker and seminar leader specializing in business and labor relations, professional and personal development, social trends, popular culture, science, and crime. She has published over 50 books with major publishers. She is the founder of Changemakers Publishing, which offers more than 150 books on work, business, psychology, self-help, and social trends. She has worked with dozens of clients on self-help books, business books, memoirs and film scripts.
She developed her expertise in films after 5 years as a producer of over 60 short films, working through organizations such as Berkeley Community Media, Making Films Through the Bay Area and Scary Cow. Then, about 15 years ago, she lived in Los Angeles for two years from 2008 to 2009, learning about the film industry, and as a result, she partnered with a production team in 2014 and together, they made 18 films together through Changemakers Productions. and Dear Skyyler Productions. Films include feature films Driver and deadly infidelity, both available via Amazon, and a series of documentaries: Me, my dog and me; Save me; New era of aging; When love goes wrong, Courage to carry on, Survive the change, and more. Then come a few films about love in the near future of social unrest: Overthrow, American overthrow, and Backwards, and a horror movie. The production team exhibited at the last two American Film Markets in 2020 and 2021.
His own website for editing and writing is at
For more information:
Executive Assistant to Gini Graham Scott
Changemakers Publishing and Writing
San Ramon, CA 94583. (925) 804-6333