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  • 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.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of October 9, 2017

    This week's book to film deals include a TV deal for the new book by Robert Harris, and a TV deal for a memoir by Tina Brown.

  • Movie Alert: 'Wonder'

    We spoke with author R.J. Palacio and director Stephen Chbosky about adapting Palacio's bestselling middle-grade novel to screen.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of September 25, 2017

    The forthcoming novel by James Patterson and Bill Clinton, as well as Karen McManus' YA bestseller 'One of Us Is Lying,' are among the books that have been optioned this week.

  • Movie Alert: 'Wonderstruck'

    We spoke with Brian Selznick about the creative challenges of adapting his heavily illustrated novel to the screen.

  • TV Alert: 'Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library'

    Chris Grabenstein's middle grade fantasy caper will premiere on Nickelodeon as an original TV movie on October 9.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of September 11, 2017

    Books being optioned this week include a Dracula prequel, a novel about Japanese internment camps and a lauded backlist title about an English professor at the University of Missouri.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of August 21, 2017

    The forthcoming romantic comedy co-written by 'Rosie Project' author Graeme Simsion and his wife is nabbed for film by Fox Searchlight, while Pascal Pictures picks up the true tale of an Italian teenager who became an unexpected WWII hero.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of August 7, 2017

    Among the books just snatched up in Hollywood are a nonfiction title by CNN anchor Jake Tapper, a not-yet-published book about the unheralded female rock stars of Silicon Valley, and a Spiegel & Grau-published novel about a woman who goes missing.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of July 24, 2017

    Toni Collette's production company nabs a suspense novel; Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle is optioned for a TV show on Syfy; 20th Century Fox buys a thriller by Michelle Richmond; and more.

  • Book to Film Deals, Week of July 10, 2017

    What are the books that have just been optioned for TV and film? In this, our first of a new bi-weekly column, deals close for a memoir by Patricia Lockwood and a nonfiction book about a group of men who broke the color barrier in corporate America.

  • Four Questions for Rebecca Serle

    'PW' spoke with Rebecca Serle about the TV adaptation of her novel 'Famous in Love.'

  • Movie Alert: ‘Boss Baby’

    Back in 2010, when the picture book 'The Boss Baby' was published, author-illustrator Marla Frazee had no inclination that Alec Baldwin would one day voice her character on the big screen.

  • Movie Alert: ‘Before I Fall’

    Marking one of the first major YA movie releases of 2017, 'Before I Fall,' adapted from Lauren Oliver’s 2010 novel of the same name, opens in theaters on March 3.

  • Movie Alert: 'A Monster Calls'

    A monster is calling. YA author Patrick Ness's story of a boy named Conor who is visited after midnight by an ancient monster stalks into theaters on December 23.

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