Beverly Hills rabbi David Wolpe seems tailor-made for silver screen stardom, but it took a book about a King David to convince Hollywood to call.
How to Make A Big Bang in Book-to-Film
Lisa Bruce spent years working on the film, The Theory of Everything, before convincing the author to sell the rights to the original memoir.
Want to Profit as an Author? Think About Sponsorships
Author Power by Lynn Isenberg offers clear-headed, calming advice for writers who want to leverage their brand and make a profit from sponsorships.
Hollywood L.I.T.: Taking Your Story to the Silver Screen
At the Hollywood L.I.T. Retreat producers, filmmakers and more shared inspiration for building a career and getting your story to the silver screen.
Brainy, CA: Pasadena Inaugurates Hometown LitFest
Pasadena, CA is a bastion of literary and scientific creativity, but until now lacked its own book festival. Saturday’s inaugural LitFest Pasadena changes that.
E-books, How Do We Love Thee? Let BISG Count the Ways
At $6,750 BISG’s latest consumer data on consumer attitudes toward e-books isn’t cheap. But timely, objective data on e-books is scarce. We’ve got a taste.
Brendan Deneen Takes Macmillan From Publisher to Producer
What profitable, forward-thinking publishing house would not want to run its very own film/TV production company?
The Deal from Hell: A Cautionary Tale Every Publisher Should Read
Why is the new book “The Deal From Hell” universally important to the publishing business? It shows the ease with which moneymen incur debt and ruin companies.
Magic Seeds: The Art and Science of Book Discovery in Hollywood
“The deal-making process is far more fluid than many people realize,” says veteran books-to-film agent Jeff Aghassi. Read Part One of this article, in which ICM’s Josie Freedman and other Hollywood insiders talk about how they decide which books would make good movies. By Peter Cook “Because…essentially, anyone can publish these days, there is so much information out there that it …
The 1,000-to-1 Long Shot: How Hollywood Decides What Books Hit the Silver Screen
In the first of a two part series, we talk to ICM’s Josie Freedman and other insiders about how Hollywood agents, publishers and producers decide which books would make good movies. Read Part Two of this article in which we continue the conversation with books-to-film agent Jeff Aghassi and producer Sarah Ryan Black. By Peter Cook If the supply (books …