Hollywood Topliner


Treatment is a prerequisite for purchase

You’re an author with a plan: a big screen adaptation for your book and its story. But Trafford Publishing understands that you’re also a man of action. So start pursuing your Hollywood aspirations with the Hollwood Topliner—a service that will have a professional screenwriter create a screenplay based on your book.

A Screenplay is a fully developed script that television and movie producers can use to determine if an adaptation of your book is something they want to produce. With a professionally adapted screenplay, you will let Hollywood know you're serious about breaking into the entertainment business. Your screenwriter will expand upon the Treatment of your book to write the full, completed script adaptation of your book, either for film, television, or new media adaptation.

Once your Hollywood Topliner is complete, we will submit your work to our first-look Hollywood partner, 5 More Minutes, who will review your work as a potential adaptation for film and television. 5 More Minutes is a full-service production company run by veteran Hollywood executive John Saachi. Their ongoing projects include the film adaptations of the New York Times best selling books, Dork Diaries and Rogues Gallery.

How it works:

  • A screenwriter will complete a screenplay based on your approved Hollywood Storyteller*.
  • Screenplay elements will include character dialogue and detailed action of the story and will adhere to industry-standard script format.
  • Once your screenplay is prepared, it will be considered for TV or movie adaption first by 5 More Minutes.
  • If 5 More Minutes is interested in working with you, they will contact you directly and explain their plan of action to gauge your interest.
  • The screenwriter waives all rights to your screenplay, so you maintain full ownership of your story. You could even produce the film yourself using your professional script adaptation!

*Please Note: Hollywood Storyteller is a prerequisite for Hollywood Topliner. Please speak with a Marketing Consultant if you have not yet purchased our Hollywood Storyteller service for your book. Please do not attempt to contact 5 More Minutes directly or your project will immediately be removed from consideration.


About 5 More Minutes

5 More Minutes is a full-service production shingle run by veteran Hollywood executive John Sacchi. Sacchi has spent over two decades in the entertainment industry. Before founding 5 More Minutes, Sacchi spent 15 years as a senior production and development executive at Lionsgate Films where he oversaw films including Confidence, Employee of the Month, They Came Together, My Bloody Valentine, The Possession, Killers, The Last Stand, Addicted, Conan the Barbarian, Punisher, My Best Friend’s Girl, Pride, and Akeelah and the Bee. Some of the current projects 5 More Minutes is developing include an English language remake of Instructions not Included, directed by Anne Fletcher for Lionsgate; Vanish Man directed by Lee Toland Krieger and co-produced for 21 Laps and Lionsgate; Dork Diaries, which is based on the New York Times best selling children's book series and produced for Lionsgate; and the New York Times best selling author's Rogues Gallery, which is being produced for Lionsgate Television.

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or speak to a Trafford Publishing team member for more information about this service.

Prices listed do not include applicable taxes (such as sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax), which will be added to the total at the time of purchase. Prices listed do include the copies of the book; the cost of shipping and handling will be calculated and charged after your book is made available for sale.