Five Tips for Working with Hollywood as a Publisher or Author

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

The importance of “key art,” how to work with co-agents, and whether or not to follow your gut. By Edward Nawotka For the past two days we’ve looked at the process of book discovery in Hollywood, and as discussed yesterday, how the cultures between book publishing and filmmaking are often at odds. Continuing yesterday’s conversation with Pat Walsh, former editor …

The 1,000-to-1 Long Shot: How Hollywood Decides What Books Hit the Silver Screen

In English Language, Resources by Edward Nawotka

In the first of a two part series, we talk to ICM’s Josie Freedman and other insiders about how Hollywood agents, publishers and producers decide which books would make good movies. Read Part Two of this article in which we continue the conversation with books-to-film agent Jeff Aghassi and producer Sarah Ryan Black. By Peter Cook If the supply (books …

What Novels Would You Like to See Adapted to Film?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story Rebecca Chace describes her experience adapting her screenplay Capture the Flag into a novel and then again into a short film. This prompts today’s discussion question: Which books would you like to see adapted to film? If you have a great suggestion, then let us know in the comments. I’ll start us off: …