The Frankfurt Book Fair’s ‘Book Film Game’ networking day includes pitch sessions of books for possible film adaptation or virtual-reality development.
Minecraft, Angry Birds, ‘Valérian et Laureline,’ and many more high-visibility properties are spotlighted in a daylong focus at Frankfurt on cross-media development.
The 15th edition of the annual books-to-film event for producers will be a digital affair with registration for filmmakers ending on Monday.
French animation studio TeamTO has acquired TV, film and licensing rights to the ‘Ninn’ graphic novel from Belgian publisher Kennes Éditions.
‘My novels are in the best possible hands,’ says Javier Castillo, a bestselling thriller now being published in 40 markets.
Topics of race, identity, and historical context are featured in this year’s Kraszna-Krausz entries focused in photography and filmmaking.
Opening a new focus in his career, author Dmitry Glukhovsky’s stage and screen adaptations of his Putin-putdown ‘Text’ are finding fast traction.
‘I knew I wanted to see it as a film,’ says Imagine Kids+Family chief Stephanie Sperber about Meika Hashimoto’s ‘The Trail’ from Scholastic.
At the Frankfurter Buchmesse, a “Focus: Film” networking sequence will include a pitching session for books with potential for screen development.
On the first tour to Cannes of publishers and literary agents, Norway’s Thomas Mala says the experience was worthwhile. He’s ready to go again next year.