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 …

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: …