In a first for the divisions of Open Road’s Ignition marketing program, its true-crime newsletter and site has a screen development deal.
Toronto-based Wattpad announces another international content development deal for Asian markets, and Sweden’s Bonnier has a film option for ‘Spotify Untold.’
Graphic novels, a dark debut from a 25-year-old Parisian, and nonfiction on social genetics and saving our seas all figure into today’s roundup.
The 2018 Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards for adaptations to film and series in two categories are open for submissions to July 15.
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 Motovun Group of International Publishers again joins the Frankfurter Buchmesse administration in offering an award for an illustrated book about film.
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.
At this year’s Books at Berlinale event, filmmakers were again introduced to a dozen publishers’ titles curated for their potential screen development.