Idris Elba snares Derek Owusu's book for film and TV

Idris Elba's production company Green Door Pictures has secured film and TV rights to #Merky Books' forthcoming title Teaching My Brother To Read by Derek Owusu. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-25 07:05:06 UTC ]
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Ex paramedic wins three-book and TV deals for detective thriller

The Bournemouth-based 33-year-old was offered a six-figure sum for his series about a troubled Met investigator in the sights of a serial killerA former paramedic has received a three-book publishing and television deal for his debut crime series, which publishers and producers describe as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Fantastic Beasts': From Book to Film and Back Again

Warner Bros. Consumer Products has announced its global publishing licensees for the November 18, 2016, feature film release 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' and its sequels. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What It’s Like to Pitch a Book at the Berlinale Film Festival

For a second time, Turkey's Kalem Literary Agency pitched a book to a crowd of film producers at the Berlinale Film Festival. Agent Nazlı Gürkaş shares the experience and some advice. The post What It’s Like to Pitch a Book at the Berlinale Film Festival appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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TV War and Peace puts Tolstoy's book on bestseller list for first time

Epic novel, whose length has long discouraged readers, has made it on to the Bookseller’s top 50 after the BBC’s acclaimed new adaptationBritain is racing to address the fact that only 4% of Britons have read War and Peace, with Leo Tolstoy’s doorstopping epic entering the UK’s book charts for... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Books Behind 2016's Big Oscar Films

From 'The Martian' to 'Brooklyn,' here is the backstory on 10 books behind Oscar-nominated films. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Television takes on film in the next chapter of book adaptations

Fungus the Bogeyman and Stick Man are latest book characters to go on the boxAdaptations of children’s and young adult literature are big news right now, both in film and, increasingly, on television. Mockingjay – Part 2, the climax of Lionsgate’s big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Rich Wilkerson is Advancing the Gospel with Books, Reality TV

The celebrity pastor defends against what critics have branded 'cool Christianity' while discussing his reality series, church, and new book 'Sandcastle Kings.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harris: 'TV book shows could help BBC survive'

Novelist Robert Harris has said that developing dedicated TV books programming is one of the ways in which the BBC can fight back against funding cuts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Latest James Bond scribe says Idris Elba 'too street' to play 007 - and later apologizes

First of all, Anthony Horowitz may be a bestselling author in England, but he's not Ian Fleming. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Jane Austen film based on Carolyn V Murray book

The life of Jane Austen is set to be the subject of a new film called "Jane by the Sea", based on the novel by Carolyn V Murray (Sandcastle Press). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Asks: Does the Film Prevent You From Imagining the Characters in the Book?

When a book gets made into a film, do the actors faces forever prevent readers from imagining how the characters look? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Speed appointed as 'book to film' agent at Curtis Brown

Curtis Brown has appointed Luke Speed as a book to film agent in its book department. Speed previously spent 15 years at Marjacq running its book to film department. Curtis Brown joint c.e.o. Jonny Geller said: “We have long admired Luke's work as book to film agent at Marjacq and are... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BAFTA seeks writers for children’s film and TV

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is looking for aspiring writers of children’s films and TV shows for its new writing forum. The competition is part of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum, a long-running initiative which was created to give a platform to undiscovered... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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For TV shows based on books or comics, fans are a mixed blessing

During a recent talk show chat, "Game of Thrones" actress Maisie Williams revealed she had listened to fans' online opinions when crafting her scrappy Arya Stark character, originally written as a left-handed swordswoman in George R.R. Martin's book series. "The fans are so die-hard; they're... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indian to direct film on Barnes book

India's Ritesh Batra is to direct the film adaptation of The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes' Booker-winning novel, with British actor Jim Broadbent in the lead. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2015-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair 2015: After Film Deal, ‘Maestra’ Set as Launch for Bonnier’s Zaffre

A racy novel picking up attention at the London Book Fair has officially been set as the launch title of the new adult fiction imprint at Bonnier. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Loose Women to launch TV Book Club

ITV daytime chat show Loose Women is today (March 24th) launching a new book club, with Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (Doubleday) picked as the first title. The book club, called Loose Books, will see a different Loose Women panellist pick a book to read each month, which will be... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How to Make A Big Bang in Book-to-Film

Lisa Bruce spent years working on the film, The Theory of Everything, before convincing the author to sell the rights to the original memoir. The post How to Make A Big Bang in Book-to-Film appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Bosch' TV series is inspired by Michael Connelly's book series

Police detective Harry Bosch is the protagonist in Michael Connelly's series, the most recent installment of which is 'The Burning Room.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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TV books programmes: if nobody watches them, make better ones

The novelist Robert Harris was right to call the BBC’s lack of a books show a ‘disgrace’. There’s plenty the corporation could do to make a popular literary programme on TVWith injury, there is always a little insult. When a BBC spokesperson, responding to Robert Harris’s complaints at the Costa... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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