This year’s public-facing London Book and Screen Week emphasizes television–and some cookery–with a ‘Doctor Who’ evening and a chat on politics.
‘The Sandman’ is being made into a live-action series by Warner Bros. Television, and HarperCollins Germany gets its second chief in under two years.
Wattpad Studios in Canada announce another major partnership in their European expansion, signing Mediaset in Italy to the list of production partners.
The 18-year-old Amsterdam-based production house NL Film is the latest to form a new partnership in Europe with Wattpad Studios for the development of platform-sourced writings for screens.
The London Book Fair’s public-facing festival, London Book and Screen Week, opens with its annual CAMEO Awards program for adaptations from the publishing world.
‘Books remain an extraordinarily rich source of material for some of this year’s most celebrated films, TV programs, theater productions and audio downloads,’ says London Book Fair’s director, Jacks Thomas.
The London Book Fair’s annual London Book and Screen Week events include a cooking demonstration, films, and onstage discussions.
The filmmaker, director, and author behind the popular ‘Grantchester’ series from ITV will be the celebrity spokesperson for London Book Fair’s cross-platform outreach program in March.
Kids Can Press will see two of its book properties transformed into tv shows next fall: Ashley Spires’ graphic novels and picture books by Geneviève Côté.
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.’
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