The Australian author-illustrator team behind the ‘Real Pigeons’ books – Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood – are headed into film development with Nickelodeon.
Not a normal first-look deal, Wattpad announces a partnership with a state-owned film development company in Australia, Screen Queensland.
Frankfurt’s program in which publishers and agents can present properties to producers at Cannes this year is playing out in the digital space.
Taking a more aggressive stance in development of its properties, Wattpad Studios announces projects and writers for new film and television adaptations.
London’s CAMEO Awards hail collaborations in Brexitian Britain’s creative industries, honoring book adaptations to film, television, stage, and audio.
With one chosen publisher this year talking of ‘loud and distinct, disproportionate and epic voices,’ Books at Berlinale has a strong cohort of 12 books.
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.
As streaming entertainment makes ‘all content global,’ says Wattpad’s Aron Levitz, the most successful studios will listen to their audiences.
Having first appeared as ‘online writing’ in 2015, ‘Better Days’ by Jiu Yuexi became a major hit on film, and the book has entered China’s bestseller list.
A total 11 titles are in contention this year in the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Film Awards program, which has its awards night at Frankfurt Pavilion.