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  • 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.

  • 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.

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