HarperCollins’ Brian Murray says the new deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment responds to today’s changes in ‘the business of storytelling.’
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.
A bestseller in Iceland, the nonfiction family saga ‘Blood Ties’ by Ásdís Halla Bragadóttir has been acquired for television by Sigurjon Sighvatsson in Los Angeles.
Last July, ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ began tracking the Amazon ranking of books by its celebrity guests before and after they appeared on the TV show. The impact was surprising.
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 talent and content development groupo Huayi Brothers Korea is the latest company to strike up a partnership with Wattpad Studios’ Asia division.
The CBC has announced this year’s five books and their celebrity advocates for the nationally televised ‘Canada Reads’ debate that puts literature in the spotlight in Canada.
The London Book Fair’s annual London Book and Screen Week events include a cooking demonstration, films, and onstage discussions.