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 …

Books to Film: No Hard and Fast Rules

In What's the Buzz by Liz Bury

*+-By Liz Bury The heyday of huge film deals being made for books may be over, but, there’s still big money on the table for the right kind of story. Deals are being done, however the sums are often more conservative than they were during the boom years. “The money is less,” said Josie Freedman of ICM, as part of …

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: …