By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson
Special Screening of ‘Elle’ Included
On Thursday, October 12, “Book Film Game” day returns to the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Arts+ conference for the second year. The debut of this networking event last year featured Minecraft, Angry Birds, and Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Formally titled “A Book Is a Film Is a Game,” the program stresses cross-development of content on the way to that “revenue 360” exploitation of rights that so many in publishing today are seeking.
The events take place in various spots around the fairgrounds. The program and registration is available here.
The day includes a special screening of the 2916 film Elle, directed by Paul Verhoeven with Isabelle Huppert and based on Philippe Djian’s book, Oh….
Verhoeen’s film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The screening is in French with German subtitles.
Partners involved in the event include the French embassy, French Cultural Institute Germany, Unifrance, SCELF (Société Civile des Editeurs de Langue Française), the Dutch embassy in Germany, the Dutch Foundation for Literature, and Filmfonds Netherlands.
The Day’s Schedule: Social Media #BookFilmGame
Location: Apropos – Hall 3.C West
International guests from the publishing and film industry discuss current topics including
the complex relation between author, scriptwriter, director and producer. Moderator will
be Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Managing Director of In Good Company GmbH.
Location: The Arts+ Salon, Hall 4.1, P109
12:15-12;45 p.m. Pitch Session 1
Pitch sessions of five books for potential development, based on true stories:
- From Beirut to Brandenburg: Dr. Ballouz’ Journey (Jasper Fabian Wenzel & Amin Ballouz),presented by: Elisabeth Ruge Agentur / Germany
- It’s Monday Today (Sytske van Koveringe), presented by: De Bezige Bij / Netherlands
- Mother Love: The Story of Mr Lawrence’s Lover (Annabel Abbs), presented by: Zeitgeist Media Group Literary Agency /Belgium
- The Invisible Difference (Julie Dachez & Mademoiselle Caroline), presented by : Groupe Delcourt / France
- The Toscanini Conspiracy (Filippo Lannarone), presented by : Walkabout Literary Agency / Italy
12:45-1:15 p.m. Networking among producers and rights holders
1:15-1:45 p.m. Pitch Session 2
Pitch sessions of five books for potential development, with a focus this time on a young audience
- 7 Sundays in August (Sabine Ludwig), OeFA Oetinger Filmrechte-Agentur / Germany
- Killer T (Robert Muchamore), The Artists Partnership / United Kingdom
- Louca (Bruno Dequier), Mediatoon – Media Participations / France
- The Gruesome General (Jozua Douglas), Shared Stories / The Netherlands
- Urban (Luc Brunchwig & Roberto Ricci), Gallimard (Futuropolis) / France
1:45 to 2:15 p.m.: Networking among producers and rights holders
2-4:15 p.m.: Elle special screening
Location: ARD Cinema, Hall F.0 A1
3-6 p.m.: Invitational matchmaking sessions for publishers, licensing managers, and producers from Germany, France, and the Netherlands
Location: Consens, Hall 4.C
5:30-7 p.m.: Networking cocktails
Location: The Arts+ Runway, Hall 4.1, P53