Stockholm-based Albatros has struck an exclusive output deal with Partners in Stories to represent the worldwide TV and film rights to the literary agency’s properties.
Partners in Stories represent authors and book rights tied to Swedish publishers Natur & Kultur, Piratförlaget and Weyler, as well as authors from other publishers. Their stable of authors includes Jonas Jonasson (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared) and Klas Östergren (Gentlemen, Gangsters).
Albatros is a boutique agency, launched by Elin Sandström Lundh and Martina Österling in 2017, which represents directors and screenwriters working across film and TV.
Sandström Lundh and Österling said, “We see a continuing demand for original storytelling and book rights in the film and TV industry and among our many business partners. This unique partnership with Partners in Stories gives us access to some of Scandinavia’s most exciting storytelling and enables us the possibility to help bring these stories to screens and the audience.”
They continued, “We are very excited about this development and believe that we are now a unique home as a business partner to our clients and provide a one-stop-shop service for producers in terms of creating a foundation for their projects.”
Richard Herold adjunct CEO at Partners in Stories and head of the publishing house Natur & Kultur, added: ”With this strategic collaboration more of our authors will see their books become films and TV series. We will work closely with Albatros and our intention is to give the authors the possibility to develop both their own and new stories for the screens.”