Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Screenplay Progress

What a great way to end 2013! The first official screenplay adaption of It Had To Be Us, the award-winning romantic memoir my husband and I co-wrote under the pen names of Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence, is completed. And filmmaker Misha Zubarev has done a terrific job! 

Although our little book is written in a He Remembers/She Remembers format, Misha has used his cinematic talents to make the story more visual and to update the time period. He's also focused on the humorous elements of "Harry and Elizabeth's" journey back to each other after being divorced and estranged for almost 20 years. 

The Ebook edition of It Had To Be Us won a first place at the Hollywood Book Festival a few years ago because of its potential to be transferred to other media like radio and film. Here's hoping this is the beginning step toward becoming a motion picture!

Thanks to Misha Zubarev for his extraordinary dedication to this special project. 

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  • Heartwarming and wonderful

    By Blogger retromeister, At 1:48 PM  

  • I am so very excited to read this adaptation and see the movie. The *feels* in this book are incredible.

    By Blogger NikkiStarr, At 2:21 PM  

  • Thanks, retromeister and NikkiStarr, for your kind words and enthusiastic support. My husband and I really appreciate your comments!

    By Blogger Betty Jo, At 7:36 AM  

  • I would - no, WILL be thrilled to see your wonderful story come to the screen- large or small! Congratulations! <3

    By Blogger Olivia Wilder, At 12:58 PM  

  • How 5 Star!!! Who do you want to have play you, Betty Jo? Sounds like a brilliant way to transpose the book to screen. Looking forward to seeing you on the red carpet! Thanks for the great news! A great way to herald 2014 and indicative and an awesome whirlwind of fun to come! Hooray!

    By Blogger Jane Bernard, At 7:26 PM  

  • Thanks, Olivia and Jane, for your supportive comments. Regarding casting for the role of Elizabeth, that's a tough question for me, Jane. Do you have any suggestions? :-)

    By Blogger Betty Jo, At 8:17 AM  

  • That will make a great movie. Congratulations!

    By Blogger Jacqueline Jung, At 2:11 PM  

  • It will make for a great movie. Congratulations!

    By Blogger Jacqueline Jung, At 2:12 PM  

  • I hope you are right, Jane! Thanks for your wonderful support.

    By Blogger Betty Jo, At 5:13 PM  

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