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The Writers Circle 2014-15 Speaker Series


From Page to Screen
with Macmillian Publishing's Brendan Deneen

November 9, 2014 from 2-4 PM
at MONDO, 426 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

brendand Ever wonder how a book becomes a motion picture or television series? Executive book editor, film/television producer and author Brendan Deneen knows the answers. As head of Macmillan Entertainment, the book-to-film division of Macmillan Publishing, he's made sheparding books to screen - and the other way around - his career.

From working for unique personalities like Harvey Weinstein and Scott Rudin to developing ideas from scratch and turning them, not only into novels, but also feature films and TV shows, Brendan will tell us how books are acquired by major publishing companies, and then optioned and adapted by Hollywood. 

Brendan brings a comprehensive perspective to his workshop, having worked as an agent, an editor, and a development and production movie executive.  His expertise includes working at the William Morris Agency, Scott Rudin Productions, Miramax Films, Dimension Films, The Weinstein Company, and at Macmillan Publishers, as well as his work as a novelist and comic book writer.

Brendan Deneen is the author of the graphic novels FLASH GORDON: THE MERCY WARS and THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS, among others, as well as the novel THE NINTH CIRCLE and the upcoming novels ANT-MAN: BEGINNINGS, UNDERHILL, and THE CHRYSALIS.  By day, he runs the film/TV division at Macmillan Publishers, with projects set up at MGM (with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson attached to star), Warner Brothers (with Bradley Cooper attached to star), Legendary Pictures, CBS Television, The Weinstein Company, and many more.  Deneen is also the editor of THE WALKING DEAD novels and the upcoming book THE FIFTY YEAR MISSION: THE COMPLETE UNCENSORED, UNAUTHORIZED ORAL HISTORY OF STAR TREK, among dozens of others.

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Past Event Recaps
and a peek into other TWC events

Publishing Insiders
September 5-7, 2014:
TWC's First Writing Retreat
at St. Marguerite's Retreat House
  Publishing Insiders
April 27, 2014:
Publishing Insiders: Literary Gatekeepers share what’s happening “over the transom”
Jason Allen Ashlock
February 9, 2014:
Jason Allen Ashlock, publishing guru and digital visionary
An Afternoon with
Jason Allen Ashlock
Christina Baker-Kline
December 8, 2013:
Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train
From Midlist to Bestseller!
April 21, 2013:
Tiferet and The Writers Circle present
An Afternoon of Poetry
Food Writing
January 13, 2013:
Food Writing
Writing to Heal Panel
December 2, 2012:
Writing to Heal
February 5, 2012:
Using Your Senses in Writing