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Insider Workshop: EXCLUSIVE EVENT "Book to Screen" with writer/producer Dete Meserve

  • Saturday, October 01, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • The Mizell Center, 480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262


  • Premium Members attend free. Includes free entry to all General Speaker Meetings, Insider Workshops and Writing Labs for the year. You must be logged in to access the discount.
  • Discounted rate for Standard or Student Members. You must be logged in to access the discount.
  • Not a member yet? Please consider joining for $75.00/year to get all the discounts offered. If you join before registering, you will save $75.00 on this workshop alone.
  • Limited to the first 10 members who sign up.

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First ten members to sign up for each workshop get in for $50.00. Not a member yet? Please consider joining for $75.00/year. If you join before registering, you will save $75.00 on this workshop.


"Book to Screen" with writer/producer Dete Meserve

Dete Meserve is a creator and producer of highly successful films and television series as well as a best-selling and award-winning novelist. As a partner of Wind Dancer Films, she oversees worldwide business and creative properties for the film and TV development, finance and production company that has generated over $4 billion in revenue from its properties, which include hit television series Roseanne and Home Improvement and feature films like Want Women Want (Helen Hunt) and What Men Want (Taraji P. Henson).

Meserve is also the author of four best-selling and award-winning novels: Good Sam for which she wrote the screenplay and produced the film for Netflix, as well as Perfectly Good Crime, The Space Between and The Good Stranger.  Meserve is currently writing the screenplay and will produce the feature film Random Acts of Kindness based on her bestselling non-fiction book of the same name, and writing a fifth novel.

Dete Meserve wrote the book and the screenplay. And you can too!

** We recommend that you read the novel, Good Sam and watch the movie of the book on Netflix prior to the event

Description of talk:

You know your book will make a good movie. You dream of Emmys. Oscars. People’s Choice Awards. Of binge-watching your story on Netflix, Disney, Prime. Heck, you even daydream of walking red carpets to accept awards. News flash: It doesn’t have to remain a dream. Our very special guest, award-winning writer/producer,  Dete Meserve believes the key to success is to write your own screenplay from your own book ­––and she’s going to show you how it’s done. Learn how to bring your book-to-screen dreams to life.

All registrants who attend this Writing Lab in person will receive one of Dete Meserve's books free!


Unable to attend, no problem, all registrants will receive a video replay of this presentation. Please allow up to 48 hours after the event to receive your video replay.

To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time. To cancel your registration, go to and click on the blue icon at the top right of any page. Enter user name and password and click "LOG IN". On the next screen click "My event registrations". Select event and cancel registration. 

Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. 

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Event Contact: Eduardo Santiago