Every good movie starts with a script, and every good script tells a riveting tale. Long before the actors are chosen and the filming starts, a writer sits down, crafts that tale, and submits it for consideration by the producers, directors, and other creative talents in the film industry. It can take a long time. Sometimes it takes more than one writer. A script may spend years making the rounds before getting the elusive Hollywood “green light.”
If it ever does. Some of the greatest movies ever written are ones that none of us will ever see on the screen.
We hate that. We want to see those great stories on the screen. So we decided to do something about it.
Tales2Film™ is all about finding the best of those not-yet-produced tales and making them widely available to readers and moviegoers, thereby pushing them closer to that green light.
Here’s how we do that:
First we find them: Word of mouth, contacts, serendipity, lots of asking around, blind luck — all of that, of course, plus our own in-house talent search, The Contest. Are you a writer? Think you’ve got a great tale for us? Know someone who does? Here’s where to start.
Once we’ve found a tale we work with the screenwriter to convert it to reader-friendly standard prose. Screenplays are technical blueprints, hard to read for the uninitiated. But we all know how to read a book. So we convert the tale to read like a book without changing any part of the underlying screenplay. Same dialogue, same scenes, same length — same movie. But now it’s one everybody can comfortably read.
Next we publish it, as an ebook and a paperback. We call it a Movie Length Tale™ and Aisle Seat Books™ is where we do that.
Then we publicize and promote all of them. In all the usual bookselling ways, of course. But also in our own unique way. These are potential films, right? So we started The Festival. It’s a lot of fun, and it’s here.
Which brings us to the here and now.
Welcome to The Lot. It’ll be busy, but admission is free and you can join the conversation or not. Wander around. Stop and ask. Look on silently. Whatever you like. We’re just glad you’re here.
Thanks for stopping by. We’d love to get to know you better.