Fri, 25/07/2014 - 08:50
Adaptations of novels by British authors make up 40% of the 20 top-grossing films worldwide since 2001.
A report in the British Film Institute’s statistical yearbook shows that between 2001-13, eight out of 20 of the world’s biggest film releases were based on novels by UK authors.
A further 32 of the world’s...
Mon, 14/07/2014 - 09:35
BBC Worldwide has entered a first-look partnership with Cuba Pictures, the production company which is part of the Curtis Brown Group.
Cuba Pictures, set up in 2008, collaborates with Curtis Brown authors, screenwriters and more to develop and produce film and television.
It is currently working with BBC Worldwide on a seven...
Wed, 21/05/2014 - 15:27
Director Alfonso Cuaron is deep in talks to direct a new film based on JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, according to a Hollywood insider.
Nikki Finke, founder of film industry magazine Deadline, tweeted the news, describing the director as the...
Thu, 24/04/2014 - 17:27
Joel Dicker and his French publisher have denied that The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (MacLehose Press) is to be made into a film directed by Ron Howard.
Thu, 06/02/2014 - 09:10
Cornerstone is planning promotions for Monuments Men by Robert M Edsel, as the George Clooney film of the same name is released.
Robert M Edsel’s book Monuments Men, which tells the tale of the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives section of the Allied forces, a collection of museum curators and art historians...
Mon, 27/01/2014 - 11:02
Sony Pictures Entertainment has bought the film rights to Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg’s memoir Lean In (W H Allen), the Guardian has reported.
Mon, 04/11/2013 - 12:08
HarperCollins will publish the filmscript of "Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa".
Anna Valentine, publishing director for Harper Non-Fiction, signed world rights to the book from Paul Stevens at Independent Talent, acting on behalf of Baby Cow Films Limited. Alpha Papa: Script (and Scrapped) will be published on 21st November to...
Fri, 18/10/2013 - 11:00
Film rights to Michelle Paver's Dark Matter (Orion) have been sold to DNA Films, which is developing the project with Film4.
The novel tells the story of a 1937 British expedition to the high Arctic which takes a hugely sinister turn. The novel was called "Jack London meets Stephen King" by novelist...
Tue, 08/10/2013 - 17:06
Redhammer has sold film rights to Michelle Paver's Chronicles of Ancient Darkness six-strong series which launched with novel Wolf Brother, to Nick Hirschkorn of Feel Films.
Redhammer's Peter Cox said Paver's Chronicles series was originally...
Wed, 18/09/2013 - 11:30
Harlequin UK imprint Mira is to publish David Solomons’ Not Another Happy Ending, based on Solomons' screenplay for the forthcoming film.
Harlequin signed worldwide rights to Not Another Happy Ending. Mira will publish the e-book edition, initially in the UK and Commonwealth, on 1st October, tying into the...