"We’re past the age of heroes and hero kings. Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting."

—John Updike

There is a method to the madness of adapting your completed novel to the pages of a professional screenplay. Don't leave it to the amateurs! Tanya Besmehn studied screenwriting exclusively under Yale Professor Marc Lapadula and boils your story down to the necessary page count that will meet the requirements of industry experts. Style, format and the art of imagery through concise, colorful scene direction and in-depth characterizations come together to help make your book a filmmaking reality. Owning the rights to the book and screenplay ensure you're taken seriously by moviemaking professionals.

It's off to Hollywood!

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Out of Order

Funnier than a sanctimonious squirrel!
-Leo Schulte

Two young nuns with conflicting personalities are dispatched on a mission to bring hope to wayward young women. All hell’s gonna break loose!
Twenty something novices, Holly Grant (former wild child) and Angela Cassidy (the good kid), an ‘oil and water’ pair, are dispatched by the Reverend Mother at Our Lady of Perpetual Adoration and put on assignment. Part penance, part test, they embark on a road trip to bring the “Circle of Hope” to churches and convents. Fasten your seatbelt and say your prayers!

Original Screenplay by Tanya Besmehn


Darryl's Reunion

Tanya made my novel come alive for the screen.
-John B. Wren

When Detective Ian McLarry arrives to the sleepy town of Vaneksburg, Virginia to begin anew, the lack of anything more than a few local traffic tickets lead him to delve into the file of unsolved cases. That's when he stumbles upon Darryl Zamanski's murder at the age of fifteen, a murder that's gone unsolved for nineteen years. When he learns Darryl's former classmates are planning their fifteenth reunion in the coming weeks, McLarry has some plans of his own—to find the killer.

Adapted into a screenplay



Tanya took my nightmares and helped shaped them for the silver screen. I can sleep peacefully now. Thanks Tanya!
Johnny Kia

There's nothing quite like a party house filled with teens, a couple of kegs and a creepy killer to make it a party not to be missed. When a local realtor's son gets hold of the keys to an empty house in escrow, it's one text message away from the rage their sure to remember—and wish they could forget.

Screenplay Editing