Twelve titles will be presented for potential film development on February 11 as part of this year’s Books at Berlinale program at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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.
‘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.
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 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.
The public-facing London Book and Screen Week opens with adaptation awards in film, television, gaming, audio, and stage.
Books at Berlinale each year tempts film producers with 12 books carefully curated for their film adaptation potential—as the demand for screen rights soars in the age of Netflix, Amazon Studios, HBO, and others.
More than 150 titles from 30 nations were submitted for this year’s ‘Books at Berlinale’ session. The final list of 12 books has been chosen to be presented to filmmakers at the Berlin Film Festival.
During a full-day event in Frankfurt dedicated to film adaptations of books, a group of directors, writers and producers discussed the adaptation process.