Lisa Bruce spent years working on the film, The Theory of Everything, before convincing the author to sell the rights to the original memoir.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this case, having read Suzanne Collin’s books makes watching the movie a better experience overall, something that is truly rare in Hollywood.