Browsing by topic: books to film

How to Make A Big Bang in Book-to-Film

Lisa Bruce

Lisa Bruce spent years working on the film, The Theory of Everything, before convincing the author to sell the rights to the original memoir.

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Hollywood L.I.T.: Taking Your Story to the Silver Screen

HLIT 2014 headliner Anthony McCarten

At the Hollywood L.I.T. Retreat producers, filmmakers and more shared inspiration for building a career and getting your story to the silver screen.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Frauke Jung-Lindemann, Germany

Dr. Frauke Jung-Lindemann, literary agent and founder of The Berlin Agency

Dr. Frauke Jung Lindemann, founder of The Berlin Agency, talks about the changing rights business and how she’s found more opportunities in the film market.

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Literary Agent/ Film Producer Talks Book-Movie Synergy

A still from the production of "Traces of Sandalwood"

Anna Soler-Pont of Barcelona’s Pontas Literary & Film Agency discusses the her dual careers in books and movies, and role as an agent, writer and producer.

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TV and Film Boost Sales of Library of America Classics

Library of America

The Library of America reports the movie remake of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ tripled sales of the LOA’s James Thurber, among other examples.

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“The Attack” Filmmakers Discuss Difficult Literary Adaptation

The Attack Movie Poster

Filmmakers Ziad Doueiri and Joëlle Touma talk about the challenges of adapting Yasmina Khadra’s novel about Middle East terrorism, “The Attack,” to the screen.

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The Joy of When Licensing a Book to Film Pays Off

Nicole Witt leads The Mertin Agency in Frankfurt, Germany

Nicole Witt of Frankfurt’s Mertin Agency describes the pleasure of seeing several of her titles transformed into award-winning films and the unexpected perks.

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TV-Tie Ins Take Top Priority at Disney’s Re-imagined Hyperion

Hyperion Logo

Hyperion, the book publisher owned by Disney, is planning to sell off most of its back list, and will instead focus on books that tie directly into ABC-Disney TV Shows.

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The Hunger Games vs. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


In this case, having read Suzanne Collin’s books makes watching the movie a better experience overall, something that is truly rare in Hollywood.

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Gibran’s The Prophet Hits the Silver Screen

The 9-million copy bestseller, ‘The Prophet’ by Khalil Gibran has been turned into a movie by British filmmaker and composer Gary Tarn.

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