Screenplay Adaptation Consultants

John Robert Marlow

Director of Development, Editor and Screenplay Adaptation Specialist

John Robert Marlow is a published novelist, nonfiction book author and Academy-honored screenwriter with over 10 years' experience as an editor and and creative consultant on books and screenplays.

John's tech-thriller novel Nano was published by Forge/St. Martin's Press, and he literally wrote the book on film adaptations--after extensive interviews with novelists, screenwriters, directors, producers and others whose movies have collectively earned over $50 billion worldwide. Make Your Story a Movie: Adapting Your Book or Idea for Hollywood was published by St. Martin's Griffin in December 2012.

One of John's action scripts went into development with director/producer Jan de Bont (whose credits include Speed, Twister, Minority Report, and Lara Croft Tomb Raider). A romantic comedy was optioned by the producer of the Tom Cruise/Jamie Foxx action-thriller Collateral.

John joined The Editorial Department in 2007 to provide a wide range of editorial and development support for novels, screenplays, screen treatments, and some genres of narrative nonfiction.   He is is an experienced collaborator and ghostwriter for original and adapted works and specializes in book-to-screen and screen-to-book adaptation..

John's first love novels and screenplays in the action, thriller, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, drama, and comedy genres. Running a close second is compelling narrative nonfiction and "quirky" fiction.

Specializes in screenplay adaptations and development, also editing for authors of commercial fiction

Jacqueline Radley


Jacqueline Radley wrote and produced television documentaries for six years. Her programs were aired on the Sci-Fi Channel, Discovery, and elsewhere. She subsequently became sole story editor for film producer John Jacobs. Jacqueline is now a freelance writer and script consultant, specializing in scripts for film and television, and book-to-script adaptations.

Specializes in screenplay adaptations and development

Robert Blake Whitehill

Screenplay Adaptation Consultant

Maryland Eastern Shore native Robert Blake Whitehill is an award-winning author of the Chesapeake-based Ben Blackshaw Series, with a Book of the Month win from Conversations Book Club for the series opener, Deadrise.

A highly-rated TV writer for Discovery true crime programs, Robert also has screenwriting wins at the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Hudson Valley Film Festival, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  Deadrise, Nitro Express, and Tap Rack Bang are all in development as feature films with HatLine Productions, with Robert adapting the screenplays. Deadrise and Nitro Express are International Top Ten Kindle Bestsellers.

Robert joined The Editorial Department in early 2017 to evaluate screenplay potential for our clients and provide editorial guidance and ghostwriting/collaboration support to authors whose novels or narrative nonfiction works have legitimate potential in film and television.

Specializes in screenplay adaptation, ghostwriting, and collaboration