'Bumper' time for screen rights as companies dig into development

'Bumper' time for screen rights as companies dig into development

Book to screen agents say they have experienced a “bumper” time for rights sales, as companies sank money into development when lockdown restrictions stalled production.

Owing to the pandemic, a lot of shows and movies could not go into production or saw filming interrupted over the past year, a situation that has started to ease of late. However, those delays meant TV companies in particular ramped up their commissioning of screenplays and optioning of books to focus on development. Hannah Ladds, an agent at Madeleine Milburn said there had "never been a better time" for book to screen sa...

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