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Join the Book-to-Screen PitchFest LA 2017

Learn more about how you can join this event and get a chance to pitch your book to Hollywood representatives. Check out the infographic here or read the transcription below it.



These days, more and more TV and movie professionals are looking to books for inspiration and ideas for their next big hit. In fact . . .

  • In a list of top movies from 1995 to 2017, 11 out of 23 were based on books.
  • In the same time frame, over 2,000 books were adapted to film.
  • Several popular TV shows are based on booksGame of Thrones, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and more.
  • At least 78 feature films based on novels will be released or are in development this year.

If you’d like to explore your book’s Hollywood potential, we’ve got just the event for you.


During the PitchFest weekend of 27–28 October, you will:

  • Learn practical pitching methods with step-by-step processes from Robert Kosberg. Known as the King of the Pitch, Kosberg has sold more than 50 feature film projects, including one blockbuster that grossed more than $200 million USD worldwide.
  • Network with other authors and group leaders at this exclusive event that will be held at the prestigious Beverly Hilton Hotel, home to the Golden Globe Awards show.
  • Participate in a speed pitch session where you will deliver your pitch face-to-face with representatives from a variety of agencies, studios, and management and production companies actively looking for new material to adapt for the big screen or TV.


Xlibris offers you two ways to participate in this momentous event:

Book-to-Screen PitchFest LA 2017

We'll give you full access to the weekend's special events, which include a how-to-pitch presentation by Robert Kosberg. You also get the following:

  • A pre-event assignment to get you started on your first pitch draft
  • A welcome reception, where you will be introduced to Robert Kosberg and mingle with fellow authors
  • A one-to-one practice session with your group leader to help refine your pitch
  • A speed pitch session to present your idea to Hollywood representatives
  • Registration of your book with the Writers Guild of America to protect your unique concept
  • Feedback after the event, informing you how your pitch was received

Book-to-Screen PitchFest LA 2017 with Video

This package offers you everything bundled into the first package, plus a short interview taped at the venue, giving your readers a behind-the-scenes look at you, the author.

You may use this video as a promotional tool for any future marketing efforts.

Things to Remember:

  1. The deadline to purchase any of these two services is on 30 September. There are only 150 spots available, so book yours today.
  2. Service is valid only for books that are live and available for sale.
  3. You are responsible for the cost and arrangement of travel expenses, hotel accommodations, etc. In association with this event, you can get a discounted rate per night on hotel rooms at the Beverly Hilton for a limited time. Our events team will contact you with the details of how to get the discounted price.
  4. It is solely the discretion of the producers, agents, executives, etc., whether or not they are interested in the authors' pitch ideas, and they are not obliged to pursue the books and story materials.
  5. Registering your idea does not disallow others from having a similar storyline or theme. Rather, registering your idea would potentially discourage others from using it without your permission. Though the registry cannot prevent plagiarism, it can produce the registered material as well as confirm the date of registration. Registering your work creates legal evidence for the material that establishes a date for the material’s existence. Registration is valid for five years.


  1. IMDB , ‘Based on Novel' Feature Films Released In 2017
  2. The Numbers, ‘Domestic Movie Theatrical Market Summary 1995 to 2017