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  • Book to Film Deals, Week of May 21, 2018

    Among the titles that caught the eye in Hollywood this week are a short story by father-son duo Stephen King and Joe Hill, an Ireland-set detective story that PW recently starred, and a novel about a mixed martial arts fighter.

  • Penguin's 'Who Was?' Series to Debut on Netflix

    On May 11, Netflix Kids and Family Originals is premiering 'The Who Was? Show,' a 13-episode TV series based on Penguin Young Readers’ bestselling Who Was? biographies.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of May 7, 2018

    This week's hot book to film deals include a novel recently optioned for Ron Howard to direct, and a TV series to be adapted from works by Paulo Coelho.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of April 23, 2018

    Meg Wolitzer's latest is optioned by Nicole Kidman's production company, Universal Pictures nabs a 2018 graphic novel published by First Second, and more.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of April 9, 2018

    A forthcoming biography of Tiger Woods is nabbed for a docu-series, while HBO zeroes in on another Tom Perrotta property.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of March 26, 2018

    This week's book to film deals include an adaption of the classic novel 'Native Son,' and a forthcoming book from Doubleday optioned by Sony.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of March 12, 2018

    What books have producers been snapping up? This week deals were made for hip hop fashion icon Dapper Dan's forthcoming memoir and Jason Mott's 2014 novel about a girl with healing powers.

  • Movie Alert: 'Love, Simon'

    The film adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s groundbreaking debut novel, 'Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,' hits theaters on March 16.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of February 26, 2018

    This week's notable book acquisitions in Hollywood include a seven-figure preempt to option a HaprerCollins thriller, and a film deal for a narrative poem by Stephen King.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of February 12, 2018

    This week's book to film deals include the first children's book by Sophie Kinsella, and big plans for the Ology series.

  • Pinkalicious and Peterrific Make Their TV Debut

    An animated TV series based on Victoria Kann’s bestselling Pinkalicious picture books will debut on February 19 on PBS Kids.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of January 22, 2018

    The big options this week include a TV deal for Michael Wolff's White House tell-all 'Fire and Fury,' and film deals for a backlist Kazuo Ishiguro novel and Celeste Ng's 2014 debut.

  • Movie Alert: 'Paddington 2'

    The U.S. release of Paddington 2 on January 12 arrives with particular poignancy, as Paddington’s creator, Michael Bond, died at age 91 on June 27, 2017—the film’s final day of shooting.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of January 8, 2018

    This week's notable page-to-screen deals include a film vehicle for Jennifer Lawrence and a TV deal for a book on Watergate.

  • Book to Film Deals, December 11, 2017

    A 2005 sci-fi novel published by Tor and a nonfiction book about an author's experience in the world of sports betting are among the novels which have just been optioned.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of November 20, 2017

    A book about the party palace of drug kingpins and a novel about aliens who come to Earth and wreak financial havoc are among the literary properties that have just been snapped up in Hollywood.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of November 6, 2017

    Lena Dunham options a YA book; Hulu nabs Ralph Ellison's 1952 National Book Award-winner, 'Invisible Man,' for TV; and more.

  • ITV America Signs Umbrella Deal with Sharlene Martin

    In an unusual move, the American subsidiary of British television production company ITV Studios, ITV America, has signed an exclusive overall deal with literary manager and producer Sharlene Martin and the Martin Literary & Media Management.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Breadwinner'

    We spoke with author Deborah Ellis about adapting her novel, inspired by her interviews with Afghan refugees, to animated feature film.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of October 23, 2017

    This week's hot film deals include a TV option for a bestselling Dutch memoir, and a deal for a Wattpad novel.

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