Hollywood producers David Gerson and Peter Friedlander discussed books to film at the StoryDrive conference during the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair.
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Ready Reader One: Why Gamification is Key to Publishing’s Future
Gabe Zicherman explains that most people don’t buy books for a love of reading, but to be transported to another reality — something gamification can deliver.
The 8-Bit Literary Platform: Turning The Great Gatsby Into A Video Game
Charlie Hoey and Peter Smith took 9 months to develop the Great Gatsby as a game. The literary mashup became a phenomenon and has 177,000 likes on Facebook.
More Stories, More Rights: Films & Games in Frankfurt
By Hannah Johnson It’s not news to anyone that the rights business is expanding all the time. Technology has enabled more people and companies to create more content faster than ever before. According to Britta Friedrich, Director of Creative Industries for the Frankfurt Book Fair, these technological developments are giving rise to new points of convergence among the publishing, games …
Film Producer David Gerson on Why The Corrections Hasn’t Been Filmed
By Mike Springer At first glance, the publishing and film industries appear quite similar: Both strive to bring stories to the widest possible audience; both make risky bets on what will sell. But the interests of the literary world and the interests of the movie world rarely overlap. The trick in dealing with Hollywood, says film producer David Gerson, is …
Are Publishers Ready to Make Movies?
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 …
Books to Film: No Hard and Fast Rules
By Liz Bury The heyday of huge film deals being made for books may be over, but, there’s still big money on the table for the right kind of story. Deals are being done, however the sums are often more conservative than they were during the boom years. “The money is less,” said Josie Freedman of ICM, as part of …