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.
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.
The Motovun Group of International Publishers again joins the Frankfurter Buchmesse administration in offering an award for an illustrated book about film.
Brokered by UTA’s ‘Emerging Platforms’ division, a new first-look co-production deal with Sony boosts Wattpad onto a new level of screen development.
A bestseller in Iceland, the nonfiction family saga ‘Blood Ties’ by Ásdís Halla Bragadóttir has been acquired for television by Sigurjon Sighvatsson in Los Angeles.
This year’s Quantum Conference, the annual curtain-raiser to London Book Fair, picks up on the books-to-film dynamic in content development.