Jay Z to bring Trayvon Martin story to the big screen

Rapper and producer Jay Z has partnered with the Weinstein Company to produce a feature film and documentary series about Trayvon Martin, the unarmed African American teenager killed by George Zimmerman in 2012. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC and 9 Story Media Group bring A Kind of Spark to UK screens

Elle McNicoll's A Kind of Spark (Knights Of) will be brought to UK screens in a live action series, following a partnership with BBC Children's and 9 Story Media. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-10 20:11:31 UTC ]
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Jay-Z Brings Roc 101 Imprint to Random House

Jay-Z's entertainment company, Roc Nation, has created an imprint at Random House called Roc Lit 101. The new imprint will be overseen by Chris Jackson, publisher and editor-in-chief of One World, and Roc Nation's executive v-p Jana Fleishman. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Story of ‘bloodthirsty unicorns’ brings debut author record publishing deal

Annabel Steadman’s fantasy series Skandar and the Unicorn Thief has won a seven-figure book contract, with film rights also sold to Sony PicturesA 28-year-old first-time author from Canterbury has landed what is believed to be the world’s largest ever book advance for a debut children’s writer,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-16 13:34:54 UTC ]
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Mirror Books to publish Martin and Shirlie Kemp's love story

Mirror Books has acquired Martin and Shirlie Kemp's joint autobiography in a world rights deal to publish this October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-19 20:52:39 UTC ]
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Avon strikes deal for Big Ben story

HC's Avon Books is to publish debut The Clockmaker's Wife by Daisy Wood, which features Big Ben in a starring role.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-01 09:59:09 UTC ]
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With Kids Stuck at Home, Authors Bring Stories to Instagram

As schools close, parents are turning to children’s book writers and illustrators on social media to help with teaching kids stuck inside. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2020-03-23 13:30:37 UTC ]
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Lime Pictures to bring Duffy's YA debut to television screens

Lime Pictures has acquired television rights for Malcolm Duffy's young adult debut novel, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me., about a young boy trying to make sense of his mother's abusive relationship. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 00:42:15 UTC ]
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The Week’s Big Story: Amazon Publishing on Wooing Dean Koontz

A major release from Patricia Cornwell, new writings from Mindy Kaling, Andy Weir, Blake Crouch, NK Jemisin and more in the wake of APub's Dean Koontz deal. The post The Week’s Big Story: Amazon Publishing on Wooing Dean Koontz appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-07-26 06:30:49 UTC ]
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How Jeff and Ann VanderMeer picked stories for their new Big Book of Classic Fantasy.

Imagine being ushered into a vast and palatial room on a sumptuous estate to rival Versailles… and before you, across a golden table, lies a smorgasbord of delights. A banquet fit for a king, a queen, or even an emperor. As you gaze upon this wonder, you’re told you may eat only one meal from […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-02 19:16:57 UTC ]
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The stories behind big Cannes Lion winners and the riskiest advertising moves of the year

At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Ad Age sat down with some of the brightest minds in advertising and marketing to discuss some of the bravest and most talked about ideas of this year, some of which also scored big Lions last week.  One of the most celebrated campaigns... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-24 17:00:00 UTC ]
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Issa Rae adapting Tayari Jones’ ‘Silver Sparrow’ for the big screen

"Insecure" creator Issa Rae is producing a film adaptation of "Silver Sparrow," the 2011 novel by acclaimed author Tayari Jones. Jones, whose latest novel, "An American Marriage," was shortlisted for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, confirmed the news to Oprah Magazine. "Issa Rae is an artist... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-05-16 18:20:00 UTC ]
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‘Game Of Thrones’ Meets ‘This Is Us’ In Touching Story About George R.R. Martin

Dan Fogelman, the creator of “This is Us,” shared the story in a heartwarming Twitter thread. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2019-04-18 21:29:01 UTC ]
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The stars of ‘Shazam!’ on bringing the ‘Big’-meets-Superman comic book film to life

Sitting down in a back room at a Dave & Buster’s restaurant in Hollywood, actors Zachary Levi, Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer are amped-up — and not just because they’ve been playing Tomb Raider and Space Invaders arcade games for 20 minutes. In recent days, the three have been watching... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Audible brings A.S. Byatt novels and stories to audio for first time

Audible is bringing the novels and short stories of A.S. Byatt to audio for the first time this month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At libraries, drag queen story hours draw big crowds . . . and lawsuits

Drag queen story hours at libraries have proven popular with kids and adults, but some conservatives have challenged the sessions in courts. Since debuting in San Francisco a little over three years ago, drag queen story hours—where performers read from children’s books to crowds of kids and... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Seven big literary world stories from 2018

Say this for 2018: There wasn't a single slow news day this year. While most of this year's headlines focused on Washington, D.C., there were quite a few notable events in the world of literature as well. Here are seven of the biggest literary headlines from the last 12 months: Michelle Obama's... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-12-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber to bring out previously unpublished Plath short story

Faber is to publish "Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom", a previously unpublished short story written by Sylvia Plath as a college assignment in 1952. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daring approach pays for Maverick as title moves to the big screen

Roger Tagholm talks to the founder of Dublin's Maverick House, which has built a reputation for hard-hitting non-fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Carpenter wins Big Idea contest with primary school story

Jack Martin, a 23-year-old carpenter from Devon, has won this year’s Big Idea Competition with an idea based on a story he wrote in primary school. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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