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Books to Film/TV Have Their Night at The Golden Globes

By Erin L. Cox

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Last night, the 67th Annual Golden Globes brought a few awards for films and roles based on books.  Meryl Streep won Best Actress in a Comedy for her role as Julia Child in “Julie and Julia,” based on Julie Powell’s memoir of the same name.  Mo’Nique won for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.”  Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow won for their roles in “Dexter,” based on the series by Jeff Lindsay.  And, best screenplay award went to Sheldon Turner and Jason Reitman for “Up in the Air,” based on Walter Kirn’s novel.

While only Sapphire and Walter Kirn got shout-outs during the acceptance speeches, it was a great night for books and writers, and begs the question:  does having a film made of your book help in sales and future writing projects?

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  1. Posted January 19, 2010 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    A movie or tv show is one of the best ‘advertisements’ for book sales. All of the above examples have seen major increases in book sales. The ad budgets for movies and tv shows dwarf anything a book publisher can afford. These are examples of successful movies, even poor selling movies sell books.

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