Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Darlene Cozart Inks Movie Deal

Many Outskirts Press self-published authors dream about moving from published author to the Silver Screen. For author Darlene Cozart, that dream is coming to fruition.

Cozart, author of five self-published books with Outskirts Press, including Miracle Angle Stories, In the Realm of Angels and An Angel’s Love, is working with filmmakers to bring her life story to live action in 2013. While there are more direct ways to make inroads to Hollywood through Outskirts Press, for Cozart the big break came somewhat by chance.

“I started taking my Angel Treasure Stories to the children who are fighting cancer. I knew that those precious babies need a good laugh and that my Mafia cookbook, Yo you Capeesh It’s a Cookbook would bring loads of laughs,” Cozart recalls. “So when I started doing this, a producer sent me a message asking me if I would be interested in doing my biography and what charity would I like to help. I told her that I wanted to help give a portion of the money raised with this movie to the Ronald McDonald House. They help so many families with their children, and when I called them they were so exited.”

Cozart was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and grew up for a time in Tieton, Wash. She’s known for her work in music, live television and voice over work, and was up for a BCMA Music Award for Entertainer of the Year in 1991.

Cozart met with the filmmakers in late October for initial filming and is set to begin more intensive filming in January. There’s no solid release date for the movie, but when we get details about the release, we’ll keep you posted.

Do you have a book you think has the makings of the next Hollywood blockbuster? Learn more about adapting your book the the Silver Screen!

It’s a Match Made In Heaven! An Angel’s Love could be going to Hollywood!

In last week’s posting we asked you which Outskirts Press romance novel most deserved to be made into a Hollywood movie. The results are in, and the winner is… An Angel’s Love!

An Angel’s Love by Darlene Cozart was chosen based on responses to last week’s post.  Now it’s up to her. With our Hollywood Treatment option, she can receive a 7-10 page creative adaptation by a screenwriter that focuses on story and characters.

A well-composed Treatment can sometimes even turn an average property into a “Green Light” at a studio or production company.
Included with the Hollywood Treatment option:
  • Up to 3 different industry loglines: short catchy phrases that describe your story and quickly capture the attention of potential buyers
  • Producer assessment
  • Rationale (why choices/decisions were made so they can be addressed by the author)
  • Creative treatment of your book, focusing on story/plot lines, main characterizations, etc.
  • Recommendations of what you can do now to make your story more attractive to Hollywood
  • You keep all your rights to your book and the Treatment.

Plus, as a bonus, an exclusive 3-year effort will automatically be set into motion by a Hollywood production company to option the completed treatment with Hollywood studios, producers, and/or stars.  Just imagine! Your own treatment for your book making the rounds in Hollywood as a hot property.

As our Hollywood Romance winner, Darlene will receive an instant 10% discount on the Hollywood Treatment option if she wishes to pursue his Hollywood dreams. Congratulations and good luck to her!