The Handmaid's Tale

SeriesFest 2021: Discover the art of TV adaptation

Some of the most talked-about TV shows are adaptations, and SeriesFest is looking into the how and why of that process with its latest panel The Art of Adaptation. On Monday, June 28, the festival is bringing together a selection of executives to discuss the process of adaptation.

TV hits like The Handmaid’s Tale and The Boys are examples of adaptations—shows that are brought to the small screen from outside source material, most commonly books but also video games, movies, and even podcasts. It has long been a way for TV producers to find great stories, but what happens between the original product and the one viewers see on screen? That’s what this discussion aims to demystify.

Don’t expect too much inside information; the panel is full of development executives, instead of the writers or producers of specific shows. The group includes Ubisoft executives Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik, Treefort Media founder Kelly Garner, Heather Karpas from EDEN Productions and Fabel Entertainment CEO Henrik Bastin. But these are the people who connect the dots and make it possible for these books, games and other things to find their way into the hands of those who make the programs.

This is the business of making television—making it information you’re not likely to get anywhere else. If you’re interested in the inner workings of TV, and wondering how so many adaptations get made, The Art of Adaptation is a panel to tune into on Monday. Watch the SeriesFest trailer and then get tickets by following the link below.

Tickets to The Art of Adaptation are available here; the program streams starting June 28 at 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET and is viewable through July 11. For more on SeriesFest, visit the website.

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