More Stories, More Rights: Films & Games in Frankfurt

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson It’s not news to anyone that the rights business is expanding all the time. Technology has enabled more people and companies to create more content faster than ever before. According to Britta Friedrich, Director of Creative Industries for the Frankfurt Book Fair, these technological developments are giving rise to new points of convergence among the publishing, games …

Meg Wolitzer Talks About Humor, Film, and The End of Sex

In Author Interview, News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox NEW YORK—This week, novelist Meg Wolitzer releases her new book, THE UNCOUPLING, about a strange spell that is cast over the community of Stellar Plains, New Jersey that compels the women to stop having sex. Based on the comedy by Aristophanes “Lysistrata,” THE UNCOUPLING is signature Wolitzer as it tackles a serious issue that has deep …

Entertainment Companies Launch ISBN-like System for Film and TV Content

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Yesterday, a coalition of entertainment companies, including MovieLabs, CableLabs, Comcast and Rovi Corporation, announced the launch of the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR). The EIDR is meant to serve as a global cataloging system for movies, television and other media content by providing a unique ID and metadata for each piece of content. The press release cited the …