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  • Movie Alert: 'Breaking Dawn Part 2'

    As the box office opens on November 16, the sun sets on the Twilight series – or does it? Though the highly anticipated Breaking Dawn Part 2 will likely deliver the closure that viewers are hoping for, rumors have been circulating through the Twilight-sphere: more movies or a television series might be in the works.

  • ICM Partners Turns Books into Film and TV

    Bestselling authors Cormac McCarthy, Walter Isaacson, the late Nora Ephron, and Jennifer Egan are among the many authors represented by ICM Partners, whose book sales are boosted by the adaptation of their work to film and television, all under the watchful eyes of agents Ron Bernstein, Josie Freedman, and Todd Hoffman, who helm ICM’s Media Rights group in Los Angeles.ICM was formed in 1975, and this year the agency underwent a management buyout and formed a partnership structured to bring control of the firm to its agents and executives. Renamed ICM Partners, it is one of the most significant talent and literary agencies in the world. ICM Partners had 99 books on the New York Times bestseller list last year.

  • Random House Launches TV Division

    After several years of working in the film business, with its Random House Films unit, Random House is getting into television. The publisher is partnering with TV production/distribution company FremantleMedia to develop scripted programs based on its books.

  • Filmmakers Launch Kickstarter Campaign for 'Fat Kid' Film

    The filmmakers behind the movie version of K.L. Going’s Printz Honor book Fat Kid Rules the World – in which punk rock changes the title character's life – have launched a Kickstarter campaign of their own.

  • Tracking Amazon: 'Wool' Jumps Following Film Deal

    PW reported yesterday that self-published author Hugh Howey sold film rights to his sci-fi series Wool to 20th Century Fox. Immediately following the news, the omnibus (all the series' books in one), a perennial top 100 seller for Kindle, jumped from #85 to #23.

  • Hugh Howey's 'Wool' Nabbed By 20th Century Fox

    Self-publishing success Hugh Howey has sold film rights to his science fiction series Wool to 20th Century Fox.

  • Melville House Has a Fan in Lena Dunham

    Those who know the small Brooklyn-based publisher Melville House got a chuckle when a potential take on its publisher, Dennis Johnson, made its way into the April 15 premiere of writer/actress Lena Dunham's talked-about new HBO series, Girls.

  • Farrar, Straus, Giroux Novel Headed to Netflix

    Speaking to the growing number of areas authors are placing their work in Hollywood, author Brian McGreevy’s forthcoming novel, Hemlock Grove (FSG), is being adapted into an original series for Netflix.

  • 'Hunger Games' Producer Nina Jacobson on the Journey from Page to Screen

    When the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games opens on March 23, it will provoke both relief and anxiety for producer Nina Jacobson, who was hand-picked by the author in 2009 to bring the wildly successful YA novel to the big screen, and who has worked hard to create a faithful version of the book for audiences nationwide.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Hunger Games'

    Let the games begin. March 23 marks the premiere of perhaps the most highly anticipated film of the year: The Hunger Games, based on the first installment of Suzanne Collins's dystopian trilogy.

  • Authors on the Air February 15, 2012: David Wolman

    David Wolman will be on NPR's Marketplace to talk about The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society (Da Capo Press, 978-0306818837).

  • Books Invade the Cable Networks

    The tagline “It’s not TV. It’s HBO” is something many will remember from the late 1990s, back when the cable network was in the vanguard for airing critically acclaimed series like The Sopranos and Sex and the City. Today there’s hardly a cable network in the game that isn’t trying to capture the audience HBO once had all to itself. The upside of all this, aside from better TV, is that more books are being optioned for series adaptation than ever.

  • Take Part in PW's First-Ever Academy Awards Contest

    It's Oscar season, and we here at PW, well, we love the movies…almost as much as books (of course). In honor of Oscar season--and all the nominees based on books--we’re holding a contest!

  • Authors on the Air February 8, 2012: Tea Obreht

    Tea Obreht will be on The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her novel The Tiger's Wife (Random House, 978-0385343848), the show's February book club pick.

  • Movie Alert: Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

    Hold onto your Truffula tufts. Dr. Seuss's beloved, at times controversial classic book The Lorax springs into 3-D on March 2, the day that the author would have turned 108 years old.

  • Fox Options John Green's 'Fault in Our Stars'

    After switching his representation in Hollywood, author John Green has closed a deal with Fox 2000 for his new YA novel, The Fault in Our Stars.

  • Children's Books Get 21 Oscar Nominations

    Tuesday morning’s announcement of the 84th annual Academy Award nominations, had a whopping 21 films based on kids’ books.

  • Hungry for More About the Hunger Games? A Q&A with Amandla Stenberg (aka Rue)

    Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy ended in 2010, but it gets a new lease on life with the release of the big-screen version of the first novel on March 23. Eighth-grader Amandla Stenberg, 13, who portrays Rue, talked with PW about her role in the movie.

  • John Green Moves to UTA for Film

    YA novelist John Green, whose latest effort, The Fault in Our Stars, hit shelves on hit shelves on January 10, has moved from William Morris Endeavor to UTA for his Hollywood business.

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