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.
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.
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.’