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Joel Rickett

  • Germany - All's fair


    The topic on most people's lips at the recent Frankfurt Book Fair (October 15-19) was not the latest literary sensation, but rumours about the extraordinary saga at London talent agency Peters Fraser Dunlop (PFD).
  • United Kingdom - Small wonder


    UK independent publisher Quercus may be small, but it should not escape the notice of any film producers hungry for literary material. Just two years since being launched by publishing industry veteran Anthony Cheetham (who founded Century and Orion) and his business partner Mark Smith, Quercus has picked up a Fast Growth business award and been named small publisher of the year at the British Book Awards. As the Financial Times put it: "In its short life, Quercus has become ...
  • United Kingdom - Straight to Market


    In contrast to major film studios, book publishers have been reluctant to use consumer research to trial content or marketing approaches. But that is changing and the new properties emerging through such research could be fertile ground for TV and film producers seeking proven formulas.
  • United Kingdom - Crime Pays


    If the film world has not heard from producer Peter James in a while, it is because he is revelling in his new incarnation as a bestselling crime author.
  • Hot titles at the London Book Fair 2007


    Oscar Wilde & A Death Of No Importance by Gyles BrandrethBrandreth has turned Wilde's life into a detective story, 'intertwining all the intrigue of the classic English murder mystery with a compelling portrait of one of the greatest characters of the Victorian age.'
  • Buy the book


    From Oscar-feted films such as The Last King Of Scotland and Notes On A Scandal to the new wave of fantasy films led by Eragon, book adaptations are scoring at the global box office and reaping critical acclaim. The literary option market is showing no sign of deflation, with producers hungry for the right material.
  • The London Book Fair: turning over a new leaf


    The London Book Fair (LBF) has become a crucial forum for the European and US film adaptation market, both for new material and discussions of ongoing projects.
  • Trendwatch: 'Franchise is still the magic word'


    From the resurgence of chick-lit to the continuing appeal of the thriller franchise, these are the hot genres for film adaptation in 2007.
  • United Kingdom - Hot spring


    This spring will bring a bountiful crop of rising writers in the UK literary fiction landscape, many of whom have novels ripe for film treatment.
  • United Kingdom - The TV Set


    Publishers and film scouts were given a late Christmas present from Richard & Judy this week, as the TV chat show hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan - the UK's answer to Oprah - unveiled their 2007 book club selections.
  • Wolfhound (Volkodav)


    Dir/scr: Nikolai Lebedev. Russ. 2006. 136mins.Russia's first proper foray into Tolkien-style fantasy film-making, Nikolai Lebedev's Wolfhound proves to be something of a mixed bag. On the one hand this holiday release feels formulaic, derivative and uneven in terms of acting and pacing; on the other it has enough novelty in its distinctly Slavic demeanour, subtext and production design to pique interest from ...
  • New film options on the books


    This month the BBC began itsattempt to compete with Channel 4's UK book club dynamos Richard & Judy,whose book show has become the British equivalent of Oprah Winfrey. PageTurners, a new flagship BBC1 series, aims to generate buzz about books andcreate an Oprah-style sales surge.
  • UK's Portobello Pictures launches book arm


    Eric Abraham, founder of UKproduction outfit Portobello Pictures, is financing the creation of a new bookpublishing company.

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