Adaptation for Film and Television

Join Women in Film and Film Fatales for an exciting, informative discussion about how creatives develop movies and television based on pre-existing IP like books, documentaries, short films, podcasts, news articles, and more. As creators of original IP, what do we need to know about the adaptation process? Our panelists - representing those whose works have been adapted as well as those who've developed, sold and produced content based on pre-existing IP - walk us through the steps of developing adaptations and the roles of production companies and distributors, sharing their experience regarding what makes for a successful adaptation.

Hannah KS Canter (OK Goodnight)
Marilyn Fu (The Baxters)
Raelle Tucker (True Blood, Jessica Jones)
Samantha Dickinson( Secret Machine)
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (UnReal)
Stacy Osei-Kuffour(The Power)
Suzi Yoonessi (Daphne & Velma)
Whit Anderson (Daredevil)
Moderator: Film Fatales and Women in Fiilm member Drew Denny

When: Monday, September 23, 2019 ┃7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (7:00 pm doors open)

Where: Fiesta Hall, Plummer Park ┃1166 N Vista St, West Hollywood, CA 90046


Women in Film L.A. hosts a monthly Speaker Series designed to introduce our engaged membership to entertainment industry professionals and creatives who share valuable insights into the art and craft of film, television and media-making. Speaker Series events are free for WIF LA members, but are open to the public. Space is limited and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Our Speaker Series is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board. It is also presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Arts program. For more information, please visit or follow via social media @WeHoArts.