The massive audiences and lucrative development of the streaming platforms can mean some tough choices for publishers trying to map out screen success.
Michigan author Josh Malerman’s debut novel ‘Bird Box’ is a holiday release with staying power from Netflix in its Universal Pictures production directed by Denmark’s Susanne Bier with Sandra Bullock.
This month has included the announcement of the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards, and in November, New York City’s Goethe-Institut will produce a monthlong film series to honor a new major publication of Uwe Johnson’s work in English.
‘I enjoyed the experience of seeing the movie,’ the Canadian author says–but only on his second viewing. Seeing his work go to the screen, Patrick deWitt says, takes some getting used to.
Wattpad signs an agreement with video streaming and production company iflix to produce films based on Wattpad’s Indonesian content.
Taking on the critics who say that TV and film are eroding publishing, the Publishers Association’s report asserts that the best—and top-earning—productions ‘begin with a book.’
The week of Frankfurter Buchmesse will be kicked off by the fair’s second 5K fun run, and submissions have opened for this year’s A Book Is a Film Is a Game program’s awards.
The new category announced in Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Film Awards program is for Best Illustrated Book on a Film-Related Subject–sumptuous film biographies, costume-design studies, or the making of a ground-breaking design: all are fair game in this new class of entry.
Publishing’s traditional position as society’s main storytelling industry may be in jeopardy. At a Byte the Book session during London Book Fair, speakers discussed how publishers can remain competitive.
The public-facing London Book and Screen Week opens with adaptation awards in film, television, gaming, audio, and stage.