LA Meets NYC: Mulholland Books Marries Hollywood, Video Games and Fiction

In English Language by David Duhr

Little, Brown’s new imprint is delivering page-turners with Hollywood pedigree and has signed unique partnerships with film producers and video game companies. By David Duhr NEW YORK: Albert Brooks in The Muse compared being a screenwriter in Hollywood to being a eunuch at an orgy: “except that the eunuch can at least watch,” Brooks’ character says, “while the screenwriter is …

Five Tips for Working with Hollywood as a Publisher or Author

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

The importance of “key art,” how to work with co-agents, and whether or not to follow your gut. By Edward Nawotka For the past two days we’ve looked at the process of book discovery in Hollywood, and as discussed yesterday, how the cultures between book publishing and filmmaking are often at odds. Continuing yesterday’s conversation with Pat Walsh, former editor …

Magic Seeds: The Art and Science of Book Discovery in Hollywood

In English Language, Resources by Peter Cook

“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 …

Hollywood and Book Publishing, Never the Twain Shall Meet?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Interview with Pat Walsh, the former editor-in-chief of MacAdam/Cage on how book publishing and Hollywood do (and don’t) get along. By Edward Nawotka It’s often presumed that the culture of Hollywood and that of book publishing are about as far apart as California and New York. Often, you hear embarrassing stories about each trying to cross-over into the other’s territory. …

What’s the (Novelized) Story, Morning Glory?

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By Diana Peterfreund Last fall, my Random House editor, Kerri Buckley, called me and asked if I’d ever considered writing a movie novelization. I’d just returned from a writing conference where I met several writers who did such work, and I was intrigued. Though I’d published five original novels, I’d recently branched out into other kinds of fiction writing, including …

Are Publishers Ready to Make Movies?

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

Op-ed by Alex von Rosenberg Frankfurt Storydrive jumped out at me as particularly relevant while I was reviewing events related to the 2010 Fair. The potential collaboration of companies dedicated to divergent areas of the media landscape is very exciting and long overdue. Long ago, the advent and spread of moving pictures combined with sound created and subsequently revolutionized many …

How do you Adapt Books for the Stage or Screen?

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Jacqueline Woodson has recently adapted her award-winning book LOCOMOTION for the Kennedy Center stage (the show premieres on October 23rd).  In a piece she wrote for The Huffington Post, she talks about the inspiration for the story and how she adapted it for the stage.  Earlier this summer, I worked on a film “Capture the Flag,” …